If you want to help Hooded Plovers email Ryan Smith
and ask him to ban dogs in this National Park.
Hi. I emailed as you suggested and have a reply claiming that as a result of widespread non-compliance from dog-walkers greater restrictions have recently been put in place. Is this the case? I’d like to reply to the letter I have received. Many thanks.
Thanks for sending the email.
The Minister is right, there has been and increase in the “no dog walking” beaches in the National Park but as the seasons results demonstrate, it made no difference to breeding success, in fact they are worse.
So long as dogs are allowed on some beaches, people will attempt to walk their dogs on all beaches. Dogs were frequently seen on the new “no dog” beaches and very few were reprimanded. The concept of dogs in a National Park, (especially when off lead) does not assist in achieving the objects of the National Parks act.
Thanks. I’ve a relation in Melbourne who’s sent me the new dog restrictions. Complicated issues clearly so near such a busy urban centre, but I really hope you can generate enough local pressure to save the plovers.
Thanks. I’ve seen the new restrictions (friend in Melbourne sent me them), and indeed it looks complicated. Really hope that enough local pressure can be generated to save the plovers.
Just so you know I think you got Ryan Smith’s e-mail wrong, I think it should be: email@example.com – (source: http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/members/details/1661-hon-ryan-smith)
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