Superb Parrot in the news

To: "Baus" <>
Subject: Superb Parrot in the news
From: "Graham Turner" <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 16:32:06 +1000
I think this hints at a bigger issue. We all use timber and timber products and so trees are cut down for our use. This will have impacts on the flora and fauna in the forest that is harvested. One way to stop these impacts is to ban logging in Australia. Wow, great we all feel good because of the bush that has been saved. But we are still using timber products, many of which are imported from countries that have no controls on logging practices. From my works with what is now Forests NSW I know that there are prescriptions on what can be harvested and there are strict controls placed on harvesting operations to protect biodiversity and water quality etc. Sure these may not be perfect and may (will?) be ignored if the people involved think they can get away with it, but at least there are controls over what is done.

So the question is this, do we want to 'save' our forests at the expense of the plants and animals in other countries where there are no environmental controls, or do we want to take responsibility for our own timber needs and manage forest for both wildlife and wood production (yes, it can be done).

Graham Turner

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