Parakeets Get the Shove in the UK

To: Tony Keene <>
Subject: Parakeets Get the Shove in the UK
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:43:51 +1000
And of course man was self-introduced......

It's a good idea if they can manage it - and maybe they can then teach our
Government how to tackle such issues!

On 25 April 2011 13:32, Tony Keene <> wrote:

> It's sad, but it needs doing. They're displacing native species from nest
> sites and I've heard that people in Surrey and Berkshire are finding them to
> be quite a pest. Not only that, the numbers are increasing and they're
> starting to spread. Overall, there's momentum building for a drive against
> all introduced species with claims that removing them will save a few
> billion pounds from the bill for periodically clearing one area only to have
> it repopulated later. I just wonder how far they'll go - I mean rabbits,
> brown hares and pheasants are introduced species, but have been around for
> up to 2,000 years in Blighty.*
>  >>It certainly is becoming less easy being green in the UK.
>  I'm sure Greenfinches, Green Sandpipers, Green Woodpeckers and Greenshanks
> are unaffected. ;)
>  Tony
>  * I've had to explain to quite a few people at work that Blighty is not a
> town in the Midlands, but a nickname for Britain as a whole.

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