Superb Parrot in the news

To: Graham Turner <>
Subject: Superb Parrot in the news
From: Chris Sanderson <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 17:30:38 +1000
Absolutely Graham, and I'm in no way saying logging in Australia should be
stopped.  I just think that science and conscience should play more of a


On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Graham Turner <>wrote:

> 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).
> Cheers
> Graham Turner

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