Does Australia Have Too Many National Parks?

To: Chris Charles <>
Subject: Does Australia Have Too Many National Parks?
From: "Jeremy O'Wheel" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2014 17:48:32 +1100
Although I wouldn't usually support a climate change denier, the area in
the South West is rainforest and consists of fire intolerant species. That
ecosystem only survives through the absence of fire. The rest of Tasmania
is mainly Eucalyptus forest that relies on or benefits from fire. So it's
not so much an issue of forestry but ecology. The famous Tasmania botanist
William Jackson made his name working on this in the 1950s and 60s.

On 7 Mar 2014 17:31, "Chris Charles" <> wrote:

> Interesting Ian.
> The map you reference shows that where the loggers have been excluded from
> the South West of Tasmania there have been no fires.
> Chris
> On 06/03/2014, at 6:34 PM, Ian May <> wrote:
> > Hello Tom
> >
> > Yes, I like to push some buttons too however in this debate I am only an
> ill informed observer.  It should be noted that reserving more than 50% of
> Tasmania to unmanaged National Parks Reserves has killed this states
> economy, condemned many of its residence to generations of welfare and
> created the worst circumstances possible for the management of wild fires.
> > But before linking recent major bushfires, droughts etc. to some peoples
> theories about climate change, have a look at this.
> >
> >
> >
> > regards
> >
> > Ian
> >
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