Superb Parrot in the news

To: "'Graham Turner'" <>, "'Baus'" <>
Subject: Superb Parrot in the news
From: "Gregory Little" <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 17:53:18 +1000

I suspect the opportunity to manage our forests responsibly and
sustainably for our present and future needs was squandered years ago. 

Greg Little

Greg Little - Principal Consultant
General Flora and Fauna
PO Box 526
Wallsend, NSW, 2287, Australia
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-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Graham Turner
Sent: Tuesday, 12 May 2009 4:32 PM
To: Baus
Subject: Superb Parrot in the news

I think this hints at a bigger issue. We all use timber and timber
and so trees are cut down for our use. This will have impacts on the
and fauna in the forest that is harvested. One way to stop these impacts
to ban logging in Australia. Wow, great we all feel good because of the
that has been saved. But we are still using timber products, many of
are imported from countries that have no controls on logging practices.
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
be perfect and may (will?) be ignored if the people involved think they
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
the plants and animals in other countries where there are no
controls, or do we want to take responsibility for our own timber needs
manage forest for both wildlife and wood production (yes, it can be

Graham Turner

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