old binoculars

To: "David Stowe" <>
Subject: old binoculars
From: "Chris Sanderson" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:03:08 +1000
Hi David,

I'm interested in your statement that you can't imagine the sea-wall every
getting a go ahead in Australia?  What about our famous Tasmanian Pulp
Mill?  Or Traveston Dam on the Mary River in QLD?  I think as a country we
can't really get on our high horse at all, we're just as bad.


On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 2:57 PM, David Stowe <>

> I'd like to second the motion that poorer countries in SE asia etc would
> be perhaps a greater recipient of these binoculars.
> Firstly - as has been mentioned, Australia on average is much more able to
> afford them. (Yes John would be a great exception Tony).
> Secondly after hearing the reports of massive reduction in wader numbers
> and seeing what is happening in Korea etc it would be fantastic to try to
> generate interest in birding in countries where it seems environmental
> impact is huge. While we have our own problems i think we are relatively
> lucky with environmental considerations in industrial planning etc. I can't
> imagine the sea-wall in Korea ever getting the go ahead in Australia for
> example.
> Getting these countries more involved in birding/nature would be a primary
> focus for me.
> I know the logistics would be a bit harder but surely not insurmountable -
> even for Birds Australia. I'm sure the wader studies group would have
> contacts in the right places.
> Anyway just my 2 cents.
> Cheers
> Dave
> On 15/04/2008, at 9:59 AM, Michelle Plant wrote:
>  Judith - Graeme Hamilton CEO from Birds Australia is looking in to
> > possibilities (repair opportunities) - will post / reply to you when
> > feedback through.  He also thinks it is a great idea.
> >
> > I would also recommend getting in touch with Allan - he is also very
> > passionate about getting young people involved and has a bit of a network
> > happening already.  He might give you some ideas to try in your neck of the
> > woods.  (I will check if I can pass on his email to you.)
> >
> > Maybe - it would be good to have some young people involved in
> > co-ordinating the effort / targetting to their needs and interests at their
> > age - not just us older mid/older generation.  A youth Birds Aus / Observers
> > network.
> >
> > Kind regards
> > Michelle
> >
> >

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