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Burning our bushland – talk by Kingsley Dixon
Wednesday 22 July from 18:00 to 20:00Free
Why indiscriminate burning will permanently alter our bushlands and why we need to rethink how we use fire in our landscapes.
Our biodiversity is going up in smoke, harming our health, the plants and animals that make Perth and the South-west of Western Australia a world biodiversity hot spot. After making headway in the 1990’s with collaboration of DFES, DBCA, bushcare groups, community and local governments we have returned to hierarchical decisions. Our scientists are showing us the compelling evidence!
Come along and meet our special guest Professor Kingsley Dixon from Curtin University and previously Foundation Director of Science at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
You can listen to Kingsley’s recent Science Show episode “Controlled burns destroy ecosystems and may not reduce fire risk” where he says “whereas some forests may experience a natural fire every 80 years, there is no chance for the ecosystem to re-establish when that frequency becomes a prescribed burn every five years. “
Come along to a very interesting talk!
Join us for refreshments at 6:00 pm with the talk starting at 6:30 pm.