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The federal environment minister, Tony Burke, today announced that the proposed cattle-grazing by the Victoria government in the Alpine National Park would not be permitted under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. This has been reported in numerous … Continue reading
There is an article by Grant McArthur in the Herald Sun about grazing in the alps titled: “High country ‘research’ a load of bull”. It begins: “A SUPPOSEDLY scientific study into grazing in Victoria’s high country has been exposed as … Continue reading
At the risk of over-emphasising the issue of cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park, I’ve compiled some comments about the recent referral under the EPBC Act of Victoria’s so-called grazing trial (some other relevant pieces are here and here). … Continue reading
Despite the failure to find data as part of an FOI request, which was the topic of my last post and an article in The Conversation, it seems there were some data collected during the alpine cattle grazing earlier in … Continue reading
As a mechanism to introduce cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park, the Victorian government established a so-called grazing trial to assess the effect of cattle on fire risk. But it seems that despite the cattle being present last summer, … Continue reading
Scientists should be more involved in public debates. They can do some good for the planet and humanity, assist science, and gain some personal satisfaction.