Night Parrot Qld Govt press release

To: 'David Clark' <>
Subject: Night Parrot Qld Govt press release
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 02:10:19 +0000
Unless the media have been sent the release separately, there appears to be no 
information pack to go with it, David.

Peter Shute

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> From: David Clark 
> Sent: Wednesday, 25 November 2015 12:40 PM
> To: Ian May <>
> Cc: Birding-aus <>
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Night Parrot Qld Govt press release
> 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
> Parrots.
> Cheers
> David
> 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..
>       see:
> government-commits-400000-to-protect-elusive-night-parrot
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