We need a review of Prescribed Burning practices in Western Australia

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Kirsty Low
3 weeks ago
Because Australia’s native forests, flora and fauna are too precious to lose. Extinction is forever.

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Cameron Gard
Jun 17, 2021
Tired of the destruction and murder that proscribed burning does.

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Smadar Turner
Jun 14, 2021
Is this petition closed?
If it has already been presented to MacGown it should be removed.

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Lynda Yates
Jun 5, 2021
I was appalled that one of only 2 areas in WA used by endangered numbats was firebombed by plane to create a very hot burn that would likely have killed many of the numbats as well as their habitat and food sources. The WA Department for the Environment refuse to admit rheir negligence likely killed numbats despite evidence to the contrary. They also caused the burn when numbat babies would be susceptible according to scientists but again the Department refutes this! Are they incompetent, ignorant or being paid to actively wipe out the numbats? Research into the value of prescribed burns in different ecosystems needs to be done as the use of these burns is only based on one limited non-peer-reviewed paper and the author himself welcomed further research yet nothing has been done. There is evidence that an equilibrium is created by natural processes several years after burns are ceased, that actually limits fuel loads naturally and in a way that benefits biodiversity of native species. Scientists should liaise with aborigines to research burns in various conditions and ecosystems. If they appear to have value, prescribed burns could either be totally banned in numbat habitat or clear guidelines created to produce cool small-scale burns that allow numbats, tree hollows and food sources for them to survive in nearby unburnt regions deliberately spared from the burns.

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Rina Gem
May 23, 2021
I am very unhappy that year after year DBCA gets to scorch our forests with their unique fauna and flora. Shame on them and the McGowan government for continuing to allow this destruction of biodiversity and conservation.

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Graeme Hall
May 8, 2021
This is an utterly ham-fisted approach which has had devastating results.

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Jenny Mcneill
May 7, 2021
This is an absolute shame . Our government have a lot to answer.

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Renate Klein
May 7, 2021
Let’s have traditional burns!

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Wendy Franklin
May 7, 2021
Urgent change is required. Householders need to have measures in place if they choose to live in fire prone areas. Destroying ecosystems by fire bombing or having wider firebreaks is not a solution.

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Alasdair Wardle
May 6, 2021
I am outraged that burning our forests, which are homes to endangered flora and fauna, can be carried out in what appears to be a haphazard and careless manner.