WA's mining boom:where does it leave the environment?

Nicol, Tim
September 2006
Ecos;Aug/Sep2006 Supplement, p12
Blog Entry
The article reports on the impact of the mining boom on the natural environment in Western Australia. Mining is a major contributor to economy, providing financial security and jobs. However, it also poses a threat to the biodiversity and landscapes that define the country. One major threat to biodiversity is the poor management of pastoral lands in the vast rangelands. A case study of the pending expansion of the iron ore industry into the Banded Ironstone Formation ranges of the Midwest and Yilgarn regions highlighted the potential risks to biodiversity and landscape presented by mining.


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