Pilbara Traditional Owners Contribute to World-Class Diversity Study

Posted: June 13th, 2016

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A world-class biodiversity project directed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) has collected and documented samples from 1000 different sites across the Pilbara.

DPaW says the project would have been impossible without the contributions and support from Pilbara Traditional Owners.

The samples were collected between 2002 and 2006, and after a decade of research and cataloguing, DPaW says the results represent the most comprehensive survey of the area ever done.

The project results will be freely available and will inform future land use planning, help to evaluate the Pilbara’s natural parks and nature reserves, and to provide input into environmental impact assessments associated with resource development.

You can read the full story here, and view DPaW’s website here.