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Re: NFC: Carolina Parakeet.the cause......

This is an excellent point!  I firmly believe that patience and education
will always work beter than "stormtrooper" tactics any day.  It takes a
sound and reasonable argument, not emotional raving, to really effect


On Wed, 25 Nov 1998, R W Wolff wrote:

> I believe the mind set today is mostly changed, and if people are
> educated properly, they would have no qualms protecting habitat.  In
> order for this to work, agencies also have to allow these habitats to be
> used responsibly by their owners, and improved if needed by who ever is
> willing to take the challenge.  
>    Suitable habitats also need to be expanded, but connected to existing
> habitats.  this is one of the biggest road blocks in the "fight" to bring
> back species that are in peril.  Locally when a small secluded sight of
> preferred habitat is found ( even if the species doesn't live there) it
> is automatically off limits to anyone.  This only breeds resentment and
> is not productive.  If adjoining landowners were told ( that is if they
> care) what they could do to improve there land , they may want to do it,
> but not at the price of losing any rights to use there land.  Habitat
> improvement is much akin to gardening, and can be quite an entertaining
> hobby in itself.  this is reward enough let alone you may be giving a
> troubled species a chance to have more room to grow and reproduce etc.
> etc.
>   If current laws are rewritten to take these things into account, and
> these so called "animal rights groups" get down off their high horses, we
> could all work together for a great cause, and have fun, beatify the
> landscape, and accomplish something that may outlive us in the process.  
>     Something to think about too,
> Ray
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