Ideas please

Subject: Ideas please
From: "Fiona Anderson" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 10:59:20 +1000
Hi Birders,

Just after Cyclone Larry Klaus Uhlenhut who lives at the back of Innisfail
wrote the following

"A major concern for the future of our rainforest is the upcoming dry
Unfortunately we still have a lot of farmers, who burn the cane fields after
being cut, and we have a real fire danger once the dry season starts. The
rainforest canopy is on the ground, and the amount of leaves and branches is
enormous. If all of this should burn the trees will die and will never

We need a total fire ban for at least 2006, and ongoing protection for the
next 5 years. We have to start lobbying the Queensland Government now. Very
heavy penalties should apply as we have witnessed after the last cyclone
(Winifred 1986) how many land owners bulldoze or burn what?s left. I am
hoping Birds Australia will help to get the ball rolling.  Any thoughts or
suggestions? "

Can anyone please suggest to us to whom we should lobby and how to go about

Thank you,

Fiona Anderson


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