Ibis habitat destroyed

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Ibis habitat destroyed
From: David Clark <>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 04:05:26 +0000
Philip, Denise and others

My view is that what folk think about Ibis is largely irrelevant.

I am more concerned about the potential loss of habitat.  I assume that the 
developers are required to offset habitat loss and there should be a net gain.  
However, such works are often at the tail end of construction so there will be 
a period where there is no suitable habitat for Ibis and other creatures.

It would be worth looking at the environmental effects statement for the 
project and the environmental management plan (or whatever it's called) before 
taking this matter up with whoever is responsible.



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> On 29 Nov 2015, at 12:05 PM, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
> I have given an answer to Denise, based on my observing the Ibis in Sydney,
> but will not send to the list so quickly. I am curious what other attitudes
> are out there, before giving my own influence. But ask me if you are
> interested. The one thing I will add for now is the discussion not so long
> ago about their nickname as "dump chooks / turkeys".
> Philip
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
> Denise Goodfellow
> Sent: Sunday, 29 November 2015 8:03 AM
> To: birding-aus
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Ibis habitat destroyed
> I’ve just received this email. Does anyone out there have any information,
> an opinion?
> Dear Denise, I wanted to ask your advice: here in Sydney they are carving up
> the side of the road to create the biggest infrastructure in the country The
> West Connex. It breaks my heart every time I see it because the beautiful
> Ibis that used to nest in big gatherings have had their habitat entirely
> destroyed not to mention now Ibis sitting on tree stumps where everything
> has been chopped down in preparation for the next stage of development. Dead
> Ibis scatter the freeway- it is appalling - do you know what I can do to
> raise this issue?
> Cali Prince
> Thanks
> Denise
> Denise Lawungkurr  Goodfellow
> PO Box 71
> Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841
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> becomes a little less unique, a little less Australian.
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