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Timber harvesting operations in Warrup block near Bridgetown have concluded without any harm to numbats, according to Forest Industries Federation (FIFWA) deputy executive director Melissa Haslam. Source: Donnybrook Bridgetown Mail
Ms Haslam said the suite of logging completed in a section of Warrup by the Forest Products Commission (FPC) did not cause harm to a single numbat and the Warrup 06 forest site disproved claims that logging was a threat to the numbats.
"Not a single numbat was harmed," Ms Haslam said. "This is clear indication of the way in which modern timber harvesting is managed in an environmentally friendly way.”
She was supported by a Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) spokeswoman who said the FPC and DEC took various measures to ensure no numbats were harmed.
The DEC spokeswoman said numbat colonies were not predominant to the Warrup 06 coupe and a little further away.
However, WA Forest Alliance (WAFA) co-ordinator Jess Beckerling said no specific studies had been undertaken on the impact on numbats from harvesting in jarrah forests, post harvest burns or post harvest predation by foxes or cats.