Can anyone suggest a contact for her in Sydney re this matter?
On 29 Nov 2015, at 1:35 pm, David Clark <> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
> Sent from my iPad
>> 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".
>> -----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
>> Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
>> PO Box 71
>> Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841
>> 043 8650 835
>> PhD candidate, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
>> Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
>> Nominated by Earthfoot for Condé Nast’s International Ecotourism Award,
>> With every introduction of a plant or animal that goes feral this continent
>> becomes a little less unique, a little less Australian.
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