Tasmanian Fox Hoax or Fraud

To: Ian May <>
Subject: Tasmanian Fox Hoax or Fraud
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:22:42 +0000
I don't know one way or the other which side is right here, although surely a 
certain amount of money should be spent ensuring foxes don't get established in 
Tasmania. Don Camby's email was well before my time here, and I'm wondering if 
anyone ever worked out who he is.

Peter Shute

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On 10 Dec 2015, at 9:46 PM, Ian May 
<<>> wrote:

<>A recent review into the Tasmanian Fox eradication program has found no 
evidence of foxes in Tasmania.   There are calls for a thorough Police 
investigation into this whole sorry saga.


See also

This disgraceful episode has irreparably damaged the credibility of the 
environmental movement in Tasmania.   There are many questions that need 
answers before this one is put to bed.  We should all feel cheated that more 
than 45 million dollars has been wasted, probably at the expense of genuine 
needs such as conservation and protection of Orange-bellied Parrot etc.

It is interesting to note that birding-aus probably got the first scoop on this 
back in October 2002.  At that time, it was interesting to observe that Mr. 
Camby, the author of the report
 was howled down by some birding aus subscribers for suggesting that there 
could be fraud at the heart of the Tasmanian Fox eradication program.

This saga places a cloud of shame over the entire Tasmanian environmental 
movement.  It is very sad to see.

Ian May
St Helens, Tasmania

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