Scientists warn forest industry plan could increase fire risk

Old-growth forest in East Gippsland.

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Scientists warn a timber industry proposal to allow some logging in national parks and on other public land to reduce bushfire risk is an "incredibly misleading" idea that could actually make forests more flammable.

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) have said the forestry industry should be used, along with more hazard reduction burning, in a new approach to bushfire prevention.

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Source: The Edge (Australia)

 

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