Recent laws allowing hunting and logging in our parks are misguided. Our reserves protect biological diversity and shouldn’t be used otherwise.
The Victorian Government has recently moved to allow logging, grazing, shooting, and commercial development in national parks, and fishing in marine sanctuaries. These moves devalue the primary objective of parks — protecting biodiversity and ecosystem function.
I added my voice to that of 16 eminent Australian ecologists to draw attention to this extremely important issue.
Read the full article (and comments) at The Guardian website.