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Icons to Ashes

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Icons to Ashes is a landmark report that highlights the catastrophic impact of current prescribed burning on Tingle and Ficifolia trees (red-flowering gums), peatlands and mainland Quokkas.

The report presents findings from a series of ecological field trips by local conservationists and scientists to the Walpole Wilderness Area.

It calls for an urgent re-think of burning practices, highlighting that regular burning is not only having massive impacts on forests and wildlife, but has also been scientifically shown to be increasing the risk of wildfire.


Current prescribed burning is literally turning the iconic Tingle trees and Ficifolias into ashes.

Download the full report as a PDF

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