"John Leonard" <>
Thu, 12 Jun 2008 08:48:24 +1000
"The stumbling block proved to be the apparent need for hundreds of
thousands of $ as management each year."
It has been a observation of many that conservation bodies can be very
good at raising money to purchse properties, but often fail to budget
for maintenance (this is also a problem for bodies who are given
properties to manage for conservation).
Yes, maintenance on a property does cost thousands of dollars a year
(those who own houses will know that even a suburban house is not
cheap to maintain) and this must be factored in when propoerties are
acquired for conservation.
On 11/06/2008, Phil & Sue Gregory <> wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> Good summary of the Bowra situation on birding-aus; I had a a wealthy
> American client a couple of years ago who was very impressed with the place
> and actually got a group together to fund the purchase, hoping to give it to
> one of the well-known conservation bodies. The stumbling block proved to be
> the apparent need for hundreds of thousands of $ as management each year.
> This was a great shame as I too would love to see the place kept as is, and
> aided in recovering from stocking. I fear new owners taking it over, giving
> birders the flick then running intensive stocking and clearance. I thought
> the price was very reasonable too, it seems such shame we may lose this gem
> over what is a relatively paltry sum in business terms.
> Phil Gregory
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