Is anyone else sick of BirdLife Australia marketing?

To: Fred Mack <>
Subject: Is anyone else sick of BirdLife Australia marketing?
From: Tim Hosking <>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 21:53:36 +0000
I too have wondered about the recent spin and junk mail-based marketing efforts 
of BLA, but I guess there's nothing quite like a values-based crisis to bring 
donations in?

Tim Hosking, Dubbo

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Mack 
Sent: Monday, 7 December 2015 10:10 PM
Subject: Is anyone else sick of BirdLife Australia marketing?

"With numbers down 84%...  how long before the Lesser Sand Plover is extinct?
"This Silent Shorebirds Crisis can't continue."

Silent crisis? seriously, it's been at the forefront of ornithology for 10 
years hasn't it... are BirdLife Australia just realizing this?.. and is this 
actually true? Given these people have recently said in similar marketing 90% 
of Australia's woodlands have been cleared in the past few decades, we need to 
protect private land for Mallee- Emu-wrens (they never occured on private land 
as far as I know) and Magpies are going extinct, you have to wonder?

I've supported this organization in the past to the tune of tens of thousands 
and all I get is constant negative doomsday marketing trying to guilt me into 
things. They must send me a dozen a year. Add to that a massive and insultingly 
invasive, "supporter survey" asking me everything from my income to where live!

These people do wonderful actual conservation and research work - I know I help 
with much of it and they are great! but for god's sake who is running this 
organization these days?

Is anyone else totally sick of them or is it just me?


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