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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby simonm » Mon 22 Jun, 2015 9:20 pm

neilmny wrote:It's not an Aussie endangered species but the way a hammock hangs
and the whole hammock concept makes me think sloth.

Hey wait a minute .......... not endangered but what about the Tiergear Drop Bear :shock:


I will tuck sloth away. Drop and hammock should not go in the same sentence :wink: .
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 22 Jun, 2015 10:05 pm

Make the Drop Bear version Export only?
It's the one with the ballistic cloth tarp to keep the dreaded Drop bears out
Drop Bears were real but does a species dead for 20 million years count as endangered now?
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby simonm » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 10:58 am

Moondog55 wrote:Make the Drop Bear version Export only?
It's the one with the ballistic cloth tarp to keep the dreaded Drop bears out
Drop Bears were real but does a species dead for 20 million years count as endangered now?


I will put it on the to do list.
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby simonm » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 11:00 am

MickyB wrote:
simonm wrote:Bent-wing (bat)


Would having 'bent' in a product name put doubt in people's minds about the quality of the product?

I think all the other names would be great.


What about Bat-wing?
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby MickyB » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 3:14 pm

simonm wrote:
MickyB wrote:
simonm wrote:Bent-wing (bat)


Would having 'bent' in a product name put doubt in people's minds about the quality of the product?

I think all the other names would be great.


What about Bat-wing?


Does that mean the same thing down in Tassie as it does here on the mainland? :oops:
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby simonm » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 3:48 pm

MickyB wrote:
Does that mean the same thing down in Tassie as it does here on the mainland? :oops:


I am guessing we can rule out Bat-wing then :wink: . Though there are other products named that I have found out.
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby ofuros » Thu 25 Jun, 2015 5:49 pm

I was going put forward those little rascals the Sugar Gliders, shortened to Glider..but since they're seem to be
doing ok for themselves, I didn't bother.
But the Mahogany Glider mentioned on your other thread sounds like a good cause.
Naming a hammock the Glider does have a certain ring to it. :wink:
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby simonm » Fri 26 Jun, 2015 7:38 am

ofuros wrote:I was going put forward those little rascals the Sugar Gliders, shortened to Glider..but since they're seem to be
doing ok for themselves, I didn't bother.
But the Mahogany Glider mentioned on your other thread sounds like a good cause.
Naming a hammock the Glider does have a certain ring to it. :wink:


Glider is proving popular so far.
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby ofuros » Fri 26 Jun, 2015 12:45 pm

Until i saw this post & googled i never realised there was so much endangered wildlife out there in need of of a helping hand....

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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby simonm » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 5:04 am

ofuros wrote:Until i saw this post & googled i never realised there was so much endangered wildlife out there in need of of a helping hand....

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....and that is part of the reason I am doing it. It creates at least some awareness. Even this post has.

I have a poll going on our home page - Goshawk is winning.

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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 11:17 am

The other "Best thing" we can do is plant endangered native indigenous plant species in our gardens, even a small clump of grasses and shrubs can provide habitat and forage
My nature strip actually is a "Nature" strip plated with indigenous and native plants
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby icefest » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 3:16 pm

I found this article to be quite enlightening when I read it many years ago: http://theconversation.com/conservation ... ntest-3529
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 3:47 pm

OK Good point I'll put in some bat boxes
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby icefest » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 3:59 pm

Not just in regard to bats, but in regard to all conservation - The popular species will get more funding while the less popular will miss out. Compare the funding that goes to the panda as compared to that of many local amphibians which are in just as much danger.
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 4:11 pm

Yes but using the "Iconic" species as a rallying point sometimes works very well to protect habitat and the total habitat is what is important. I am a guerrilla gardener and proud of it
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby MickyB » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 4:25 pm

icefest wrote: The popular species will get more funding while the less popular will miss out.


The cute vs the ugly. The cute and cuddly will always get more funding.
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby north-north-west » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 5:45 pm

MickyB wrote:
icefest wrote: The popular species will get more funding while the less popular will miss out.

The cute vs the ugly. The cute and cuddly will always get more funding.

Ahhhh, so that's why I'm always broke . . .
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby Nuts » Mon 29 Jun, 2015 5:48 am

simonm wrote:
ofuros wrote:Until i saw this post & googled i never realised there was so much endangered wildlife out there in need of of a helping hand....


....and that is part of the reason I am doing it. It creates at least some awareness.


Ah well, in that case, let's have a thumbs up for the Southern Hairy Red Snail and the Pedder Earthworm .. then :wink:
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby Nuts » Mon 29 Jun, 2015 6:03 am

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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby simonm » Mon 29 Jun, 2015 6:28 am

Thanks Nuts :D - let's see if I can work the Southern Hairy Red Snail into the product lineup.

The Pedder Earthworm could be a good name for a lightweight bivy, which I have plans to make at least as a DIY project.
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby vicrev » Mon 29 Jun, 2015 10:09 am

Great pic,Nuts...yours?...
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby Nuts » Mon 29 Jun, 2015 12:04 pm

no vicrev, nice pic isn't it (this one looks captive to me)
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby simonm » Thu 01 Oct, 2015 11:53 am

I made my first monthly contribution to Birdlife Australia this morning from the sales of our Goshwak and also Swift hammock. The Woylie tarp has just been released and a percentage of sales from this will go to FAME (Foundation for Australia's Most Endangered Species).
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby MickyB » Tue 06 Oct, 2015 12:43 pm

simonm wrote:I made my first monthly contribution to Birdlife Australia this morning from the sales of our Goshwak and also Swift hammock. The Woylie tarp has just been released and a percentage of sales from this will go to FAME (Foundation for Australia's Most Endangered Species).


Good stuff Simon. As an animal lover I am very impressed with what you are doing :D
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby simonm » Tue 06 Oct, 2015 5:01 pm

Thanks MickyB.
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby peregrinator » Sat 17 Oct, 2015 2:36 pm

simonm wrote:I made my first monthly contribution to Birdlife Australia this morning from the sales of our Goshwak and also Swift hammock. The Woylie tarp has just been released and a percentage of sales from this will go to FAME (Foundation for Australia's Most Endangered Species).


Pity more businesses aren't so altruistic. Some of course do well publicised one-offs, but as I read it you're intending a long term commitment. It is very pleasing to know about your contribution.
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby simonm » Sun 18 Oct, 2015 11:57 am

Yes ours will be a long term commitment. There certainly are other organisations who do similar things, so we are not unique in that sense.
I think in business you need to be consistent with your personal values for it to be sustainable and rewarding.
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Re: Endangered animal conservation programs

Postby Overlandman » Sat 10 Feb, 2018 5:42 pm

Update on Swift Parrot

From ABC

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-05/s ... ot/5431856

Newly-published research has found the sugar glider is the biggest killer of the swift parrot in Tasmania.

A team of researchers from the Australian National University has spent three years looking at swift parrot populations on mainland Tasmania where sugar gliders live and on islands without them.

The research is the first to identify sugar gliders as the primary cause of death for any bird.

Chief investigator Dejan Stojanovic says the little possums were the only predators of the swift parrot.
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