VicForests to employ an East Gipp Field Ecologist

Thursday, August 18, 2016

We have grave concerns that VicForests is positioning itself to carry out its own surveys in forests planned for logging. Before now it has hired independent expert consultant biologists to do the work – albeit minimal.

This recently advertised new position points to this backward move. Pre-logging surveys will have very little credibility if this is allowed.   More importantly the organisation needs to change its criteria for deciding which areas are surveyed and what species are looked for. Currently these flaws see extremely important forest habitat, rare plants and animals destroyed daily. 

 

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