Fwd: Re: Threatened species and the OBP

To: 'brian fleming' <>, "" <>
Subject: Fwd: Re: Threatened species and the OBP
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 12:42:49 +1100
It's probably not going to happen unless someone urges us on to do it. Is it my 
imagination, or is that starting to happen more and more on this list recently?

Peter Shute

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> brian fleming
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>       I find myself in agreement with Andrew.  The birding 
> community is not political enough - and those that do take 
> political action on behalf of nature conservation are getting 
> burnt-out.
>        We have quite a lot of very expert birders in this 
> country. And most seem to spend their time rushing from one 
> tick to another, and encouraging their kind to seek out 
> rarities. I wonder about disturbance to breeding locations.  
> Some are conscientious and send in lists to Eremaea, take 
> part in surveys and plantings, and kindly tell the rest of us 
> about good locations via Birding-aus.  But surely more of 
> this expertise could be harnessed for research, and more of 
> our passion for birds and other wildlife could be used to 
> publicise our cause and influence the general population and 
> the politicians?
>       In Victoria it is only too apparent that duck-shooters, 
> loggers, property developers, and coal-miners have the 
> government's ear.  They have made their voting-power felt. 
> Nature conservation is essential to just keep the place 
> liveable, let alone attracting tourists, local and overseas.

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