Re: columnists on the Bush Fires, a caution

To: "david taylor" <>, "Steve Potter" <>
Subject: Re: columnists on the Bush Fires, a caution
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 10:18:24 +1100
Hi David,

This site is dedicated to birds and birdwatching but I would argue that the issue of blaming conservation management for the intensity of the fires is a relevant issue to be debated on this forum. The possible 'knee-jerk' reaction of politicians may well see the destruction of large areas of bird habitat by too much hazard reduction burning and over-zealous tree clearing. It is healthy to have debate on these issues and, I believe, adds a bit of life to the forum.

In saying this I strongly oppose people using the forum to make personal attacks on others on the list or journalists. I believe that you should attack the issue and not the person.

Greg Clancy
Coutts Crossing

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