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Kei Heyns

Kei Heyns

Nature and how it works fascinates me. Presently Studying a diploma in Nature Conservation. Outdoors, photography and having fun is all me.

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Kei Heyns Indian Myna
Indian Myna commented on by Kei Heyns Lesedi Local Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa9 years ago

Very valid point Malcolm, it seems humans and the Indian Myna have some sort of commensalistic relationship.

Kei Heyns Indian Myna
Indian Myna commented on by Kei Heyns Lesedi Local Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa9 years ago

I think your emotions are clouding your judgement here a little Despina, and I don't blame you. But please understand that it is necessary to take these birds out of the sensitive systems so that other species will not be outcompeted and lost to their natural environment. The person's responsible are not exterminating everything in their sites, they are only targeting specific species for the sake of many species.

Kei Heyns Indian Myna
Indian Myna commented on by Kei Heyns Lesedi Local Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa9 years ago

That is the risk of a bio-control method, and obviously no consideration for the food web. Removal weather it being the extermination or the relocation of the Indian Myna is however the issue here. I agree with both of you here, extermination is cruel and not fair as it is the fault of humans, but the cost implications of translocations are just not feasible. This is sadly the choices we must make, and conservation becomes an ongoing contentious issue.

Kei Heyns Indian Myna
Indian Myna commented on by Kei Heyns Lesedi Local Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa9 years ago

Sometimes solutions can be a very sensitive issue, I agree with the matter of ethics when taking a life, but in circumstances where it threatens multiple ecosystems and possible local extinctions of indigenous species the decision becomes an extremely important one. Even within invasive tree species, the degrading impact they have on the environment and habitats means that biodiversity, which is the core of conservation, is at a loss. The solution ultimately being that that species needs to be removed from that system. Sadly these scenarios are due to human error and ignorance without any foresight in the matter, and it is the responsibility in the end for humans to attempt to correct the problems in light of the much bigger picture as Johan pointed out.

Kei Heyns Knysna Turaco
Knysna Turaco commented on by Kei Heyns George Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa9 years ago

Thank you everyone for your awesome comments! One of my favourite birds and very proud of this species.

Kei Heyns Twig Wilter
Twig Wilter commented on by Kei Heyns George Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa9 years ago

Thank you!

Kei Heyns Red-veined Dropwing
Red-veined Dropwing commented on by Kei Heyns Bitou Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa9 years ago

Thanks Matimar!

Kei Heyns Cape Hawk Moth
Cape Hawk Moth commented on by Kei Heyns George Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa9 years ago

Hello Smith's Zoo, with pleasure, I'm all to happy to and glad you set up this particular mission.

Kei Heyns Southern Marbled Emperor
Southern Marbled Emperor commented on by Kei Heyns George Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa9 years ago

Thank you Gerardo,Courtney and Bill. One of my favorite insects! Bill please check your email with regards to your request.

Kei Heyns Southern African Python
Southern African Python commented on by Kei Heyns Mogalakwena Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa9 years ago

Awesome photo Mon!

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