21 August 2018
The NT’s Ranger Uranium Mine is set to cease operations in 2021 and by 2026, be rehabilitated to a state in which it could be incorporated into the surrounding Kakadu National Park. A trio of new Hub projects in and around the mine are informing mine closure and rehabilitation. Two projects, led by Professor Lindsay Hutley and Associate Professor Dave Crook of Charles Darwin University (CDU), are examining the potential effects of salty mine waste water on the trees and fish of nearby Magela Creek. The third project, led by Professor Alan Andersen of CDU, is setting benchmarks for which animals – vertebrates and invertebrates – should be present at the site if rehabilitation is successful. All three of these projects will inform the mine closure criteria for successful ecosystem restoration at the mine, and guide ongoing monitoring activities.
Hub researchers and Indigenous rangers have been working hard on the Gulf of Carpentaria’s coastline to assess mangrove recovery following […]
A new Hub project led by Graeme Gillespie from the NT’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources is trialling a […]
Hub leader Michael Douglas was recently invited to present in a special session on Biocultural Approaches in Freshwater Conservation at the Society for Freshwater Science […]
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