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Updates September 4, 2017

Independent science to help inform post-mining rehabilitation

In an exciting landmark project, The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI), is bringing together resource companies, researchers and regulators to help develop knowledge that will improve the outcomes from post-mining rehabilitation across Western Australia. The project will review state and international research on the physical and biological aspects of completion criteria, which are standards…

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News August 28, 2017

The Quarry Life Award

Boost biodiversity with your idea – nature will be the biggest winner! “The Quarry Life Award is a wonderful way to enable researchers, students and community groups to share their scientific knowledge so we can all learn more about native species and habitat, as well as how to manage biodiversity around mining and quarry sites.”…

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News June 28, 2017

Supporting mine site research

A new partnership has triggered the process for researchers and industry to work together and map the way forward for restoration research on Banded Ironstone Formations (BIFs) of the Yilgarn Plateau. The WABSI and Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) partnership brings together Curtin University, the University of Western Australia and Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority…

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News June 26, 2017

End user questions shape future of subterranean fauna research

When users of subterranean fauna information including resource organisations and regulators came together at a recent workshop hosted by WABSI, they realised that despite their different needs, they all agreed on one thing: we need to know what we don’t know. The workshop, organised in conjunction with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy acknowledged that…

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