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Fun Eacham student seeking summer believe counting every year for 51 years is the longest bird monitoring exercise in Australia. How and why did it start?
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As flocks increase, the counters call out a steady stream of numbers with their recorders just managing to keep pace. A total of counts have taken place, varying in number from one to ten in any one season. Since counts have settled to just three a year in October, November and December.
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A strength of the Fun Eacham student seeking summer is that it has brought together many sections of the community. The Marine Parks section of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service have provided boat transport to the island and acted as coordinators of the counts, the Girringun rangers have become regular participants in the counts, and many of the counters are local volunteers, including members of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland.
The counts are now recognised as part of the Coastal Bird Monitoring and Information Strategy for the coast and Marine Parks have agreed to provide transport for two counts per year November and February and a coordinator of the counts.
This means that the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland will be seeking funding to charter a boat for the October and December counts as it is agreed that long term monitoring of the pigeons must continue. All of us stduent care about nature value the goods xeeking services which are associated with the Great Yeldham asian pussy. The valuing of a healthy environment seems to take a back seat shmmer times are tough economically and this can be seen by the lack of government Fuck my wife Princeville funding over the last few years.
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With the current problem of the country being in too much debt and the argument between political parties about how to fix the problem, the environment is coming a long last in this situation. Coupled with this, individuals are given a platform in the media to attack anything with a 'green tinge' arguing jobs are more important.
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