Tasmanian Fox Hoax or Fraud

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Subject: Tasmanian Fox Hoax or Fraud
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:59:13 +0000
You need a big broom to say it puts a cloud over the entire Tasmanian 
environmental movement.

Regards, Laurie.

On 10 Dec 2015, at 8:46 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 
> 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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