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'Bushfires and Biodiversity' project

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters of the 'Bushfires and Biodiversity' project,

On behalf of the research team I am writing to thank you for all your support for, and participation in, the 'Bushfires and Biodiversity' project.

We concluded our final formal workshop of the project recently, though the research will continue for some time to come as we have lots of data still to analyse and papers to write! We will notify you of key findings and outputs in the months ahead and may also seek further input as we pursue particular future lines of enquiry.

To mark the final project workshop we have produced a Draft Summary Report prepared by Emily Moskwa, which I am attaching herewith. We would welcome any comments or queries you may have, which will help us produce a more considered final report in due course.

Once again, thank you for all your kind assistance.

yours sincerely,

Guy Robinson

Professor Guy M Robinson BSc (London) DPhil (Oxon) FRGS

Editor Land Use Policy
Adjunct, Department of Geography, Environment and Population,
School of Social Sciences,
University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia.
Guest Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences & Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Mobile 0434181279
Tel 61-8-72821784
Skype: guy.robinson50

Bushfires and Biodiversity report Bushfires and Biodiversity report (5143 KB)

Message from SA Police - Crime Prevention Campaign 2015-16

- Monday, December 14, 2015

 To Friends of Parks Groups and Members

The campaign for 2015-2016, “Bushfires start when we stop paying attention” highlights “This fire season, be on the look out for suspicious, reckless or negligent behaviour that may cause a bushfire”.

The campaign seeks to encourage the community to think about their actions and consider the consequences of a fire getting out of control. Reckless and negligent behaviour can include:

  • Not extinguishing a cigarette completely.
  • Lighting a BBQ on a total fire ban day and not maintaining complete control.
  • Conducting a burn off and not taking the proper precautions or paying sufficient attention.
  • Knowingly using poorly serviced farm machinery or equipment.
  • Setting fireworks off on a fire ban day.
  • Lighting a campfire in a forest/national park during the fire ban season that may cause a bushfire include cigarettes being discarded

The campaign has a primary poster that includes the tag line “Bushfires start when we stop paying attention”, and is then supported by two sub posters that reinforce the key message with one asking the community to report reckless behaviour and the second asking the community to report suspicious behaviour

The campaign asks the community, and specifically Friends of Parks members, to report all types of suspicious, reckless or negligent behaviour, either on crown land (including National Parks), council land or private land. The campaign is supported by a number of resources developed by SAPOL including; presentations to community groups, schools and partners. Fire prevention fact sheets for; homes, businesses, rural properties and retailers.

Calls from Friends of Parks members about suspicious, reckless or negligent behaviour are to be directed to the police assistance line on 131 444, or complete a 'Person of Interest Description Form (attached below).

Information about who is deliberately lighting fires or engaging in reckless or negligent fire lighting behaviour can be directed to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 I look forward to working closely with you during the summer season, so we can make it safe for everyone.

Michelle O’Rielley


Acting State Coordinator Crime Prevention Coordination Unit

Strategy, Policy and Programs Section

Commissioner’s Support Branch (74)

100 Angas Street




Person of Interest Description Form


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