Re: birding-aus Land Clearing QLD

Subject: Re: birding-aus Land Clearing QLD
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 17:34:38 +1000
> Hi All,
> I watched with much disdain and utter disgust, 60 Minutes on Sunday
> night concerning
> rapid and extensive land clearance in QLD. It becomes abundantly
> obvious to me that getting through to farmers and bureaucrats is to
> some extent non-existant. You would have thought with the general
> concensus to maintain and preserve virgin woodland becoming almost
> fad-like, that common sense would prevail. How simple would it be to
> withdraw from pig-headed attitudes and at the very least compromise by
> leaving adequate and appropriate remnants,woodlots and/or habitat
> corridors to ease the unending burden on our native flora,fauna and
> birdlife. One day the cost may become irreversible?. What a price!.
> Are there any thoughts on this?.

It will certainly be interesting to see how much of the land being
cleared is degraded by erosion and salinity over the next 50 years and
how much the public is expected to kick in to rund rehabilitation

Regards, Laurie.
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