Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute
The Western Australian Restoration Economy
E. Trevenen, Kim Kiatkoski, J. Jonson, R. Pandit, S. Whitten, M. Poole, M. Kragt
This project was carried out to understand the size and scope of the Western Australian Restoration Economy and, as such, the authors undertook a market-based assessment and gap analysis. An included, draft roadmap identifies actions to lift Western Australia’s ability to deliver meaningful, large-scale ecological...
Biodiversity data: leading the digital journey
Since 2016, The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) has led a strong collaboration of senior stakeholders from industry, government, regulators and the science community, to build a data sharing and access culture. This document highlights the digital journey and the achievements that are helping...
The value and use of Western Australia’s native forests now and into the future
This survey report finds that biological diversity was the most highly valued aspect of WA’s south-west native forests, followed by habitat provision for threatened species and communities and a provision of ecosystem services. Furthermore, old growth forest areas, followed by threatened species and communities and...
A review of mine rehabilitation condition setting in Western Australia
Rehabilitating land following mining is a major and growing issue for Western Australia, with around 2.5 million hectares of land currently under an active mining lease. This project collected and analysed publicly available information on the conditions for mine site rehabilitation in Western Australia.
A framework for developing mine-site completion criteria in Western Australia: project report
This report outlines environmental criteria that mine operators can use to demonstrate they have successfully and sustainably rehabilitated their site after mining. While the new guidance primarily targets the resources sector, other industries can potentially use the guidance when undertaking ecological restoration.