Submission to Victorian Government Non-indigenous Birds Discussion Paper – Jun 2013

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The keeping of non-indigenous birds poses a serious risk to the natural environment. The Victorian Government’s discussion paper fails to properly address this risk and fails to impose need regulation on the keeping of medium and high risk exotic birds.

The Invasive Species Council instead advocates an approach more consistant with the risk posed: minimise the risk of new species establishing in the wild by strengthening regulation of the keeping of all but low risk birds and recouping from the keepers of non-indigenous birds the costs of regulating the activity and responding to new outbreaks.

There is also a discussion page on the Victorian Government website.

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