New Curtin research has found the impact of mining on animals is overlooked in most mine site restoration assessments, prompting a call for greater onus to be put on mine operators to restore animal communities after mining.
The Senate Report on 'Environment and Communications References Committee. Rehabilitation of mining and resources projects and power station ash dams as it relates to Commonwealth responsibilities.' has been released.
The CMSR was called along with WABSI to present as a witness and provided insight, which was well received by the Senators who acknowledged the value of the CMSR/WABSI session.
Professor Kingsley Dixon contributed to this report and Senate hearing in March 2018. The full report can be found here.
South-western Australia’s tall karri forests require a new management approach for their conservation based on a changed moral consensus in the community, a new Curtin University study has found.
Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of wild seeds are needed to restore plant ecosystems globally but overharvesting risks their depletion unless ethical seed-sourcing regulations are developed, Curtin University research has found.
A team of scientists from Curtin University’s ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) has helped to install an Indigenous-owned and operated native seed farm to supply Australia’s growing land rehabilitation needs.