I am not sure that is quite right. Although we undoubtedly have listers who
have but limited interest in conservation, many of our biggest names in birding
are also conservationists. The poster person for that would be Kenn Kaufmann,
one of our top birders and an ardent conservationist. Most of the other top
birders I have met are also keenly interested in conservation.
Falls Church, VA
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> On Sep 8, 2014, at 5:50 PM, Dave Torr <> wrote:
> On 9 September 2014 07:45, Denise Goodfellow <>
>> According to my research on US birders, the keenest are often least likely
>> to be particularly conservation-minded.
>> Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
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>> On 9 Sep 2014, at 6:15 am, Dave Torr <> wrote:
>> When questioned most people say they are willing to support "good causes".
>> They even say they will vote for politicians who will support such things.
>> But in practice relatively few do - if the figures quoted in the article
>> were actually representative of reality then BirdLife Australia - surely
>> one of the major "bird conservation" bodies in the country - would have a
>> much larger income and supporter base than it actually has. And perhaps the
>> makeup of our parliaments would be a little different.
>> On 9 September 2014 04:14, Julian Bielewicz <>
>> Greetings All
>> I suspect that Dave is sadly on the right track; to give one has to care
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