Night Parrot Qld Govt press release

To: Ian May <>
Subject: Night Parrot Qld Govt press release
From: David Clark <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:39:53 +0000
While I agree that John Young should be acknowledged, press releases are
normally short and catchy.  They are often accompanied by background
information for media outlets to use if they wish.  I would be disappointed
if John's devotion, hard grind and outstanding achievement wasn't
recognised in any background information provided by the QLD government.

As for a role in managing the conservation project, it is my understanding
that John has other priorities that hopefully include finding more Night



On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 9:28 AM, Ian May <> wrote:

> It is disturbing to see a press release issued by Queensland Government,
> wrongly acknowledging a "team of scientists" for the rediscovery of Night
> Parrot.   The full credit for rediscovery of Night Parrot all goes to John
> Young and nobody else.   It was because of Johns ornithological and bush
> skills, his incredible experience and relentless determination that the
> bird was found in Western Qld.   While it is encouraging to see funding
> grants to support conservation of Night Parrot, John Young should be the
> central figure managing this conservation project..
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