Improved quality and interpretation of terrestrial fauna surveys for environmental impact assessments in the mining industry [ 2002 - 2004 ]

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Researchers Dr GG Thompson Dr PC Withers Dr RA How

Brief description This study will improve the quality and interpretation of the terrestrial fauna surveys used as a basis for Environmental Impact Assessment in the mining industry. As a consequence, the Environment Protection Authority will better understand the potential impacts of mining on biodiversity and ecosystems, and can place more appropriate conditions on mining companies and their rehabilitation programs. In addition, the study will report on strategies for detecting rare and endangered species, and the development of appropriate databases to enable terrestrial fauna data to be interpreted in the context of soils and vegetation at habitat, landscape and regional scales.

Funding Amount $67,635

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