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imagine what you could do for the species with a $100k funding and support
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I could achieve just as much if the ARP gave me their 12 adult purvisi that they collected from the wild and less than $10,000. That's the reality. $$ won't save them, not if the public or government threw 100 million dollars at the ARP.
You can tell it was s really well thought out policy... try and follow it and commit an offence... don't follow it, commit an offence... and the winner is??Heh, tell passionate conservationists to desist in reproducing endangered species and destroy their offspring... play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Hopefully in the wake of this nonsense being resolved there will be at least a little more common sense in the system.
You can tell it was s really well thought out policy... try and follow it and commit an offence... don't follow it, commit an offence... and the winner is??
ur comments been deleted matey hahaha (atleast, i cant see it anymore)It gets better... if you inquire as to why purvis are now deemed "restricted" in QLD the reply is because they're endangered... yet the species actually on the list allowed to be kept by private keepers include - Fitzroy river turtles, Irwin's turtles, Bell's turtles, Mary River turtles, Jardine river turtles and Southern Snapping turtles.... all of which are IUCN listed and endangered but more to the point, endemic to QLD whereas purvis are not and therefore are of least concern. Ultimately it is proof that the ARP has conspired with the NSW government and put pressure on the QLD government to draft up and push through a ridiculous policy that gives the ARP complete control of the species to secure ongoimg public funding to breed and "save" them. Oh but wait... there's more.... the ARP is relinquishing captive control of purvis turtles to the state of South Australia... so South Australians will be the only ones legally allowed to keep, breed and trade Manning River turtles, but not QLD (where there's more purvis held on licence than any other endangered species) or NSW... what?!?! How does that even make any sense at all?? Where are the turtles going to come from if they've only ever been bred by private keepers in QLD and we're no longer allowed to keep, breed or trade?? Thia is just NSW saying FU to QLD...
I'm sorry but no, this just won't do... not one single aspect of this new policy is of benefit to the species it's been created to protect. Once they're extinct in the wild (now inevitable) the only ones left will be the specimens the ARP have poached with government permission, 12, and those they've bred (0) and the one's bred and held in QLD (currently over 250) considering it's estimated there's less than 1,000 left in the wild.... yes, it makes complete sense to restrict.them in QLD and put a stop to the only documented successful keeping and breeding of them.
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Watching a creature that's existed pre-extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs slowly disappear is extremely frustrating for me... especially when myself and others that have the ability to prevent this are being lawfully bound by a new policy which will achieve nothing but the acceleration of purvisi's disappearance.
Purvisi will be the 1st Australian freshwater turtle declared extinct in the wild in NSW, if not all of Australia.
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Probably the worst youtube video I've seen from ARP yet regarding purvisi.
I commented to correct all the misinformation being fed to the public.
Yeah not surprised at all... fortunately I emailed my comment to myself as it was quite long so I can copy/paste and repost it relentlessly.ur comments been deleted matey hahaha (atleast, i cant see it anymore)