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CMSR researchers have discovered a new population of a critically endangered aquatic carnivorous plant in Western Australia’s remote Kimberley, following a 10-year search of the region.

The study, published in international journal Plant and Soil, examined the growth of almost 50 species of native plants on mine tailings generated by processing iron ore to determine how they fared compared to plants grown in natural topsoils.

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

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.

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.