Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Book launched to guide Banksia Woodlands restoration

    22/05/2017 5:30 PM
    • ​State Government and industry collaborate to deliver a restoration guide on World Biodiversity Day.

    Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Hanson Construction Materials have published a new guide to help specialists meet the challenge of restoring the Swan Coastal Plain. 


    The new book, Banksia Woodlands: a restoration guide for the Swan Coastal Plain, was launched today - on World Biodiversity Day - by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson.


    It was co-edited by Western Australian scientists Jason Stevens, Deanna Rokich, Vernon Newton, Russell Barrett and Kingsley Dixon.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "This book is the result of 22 years of research by staff at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Hanson Construction Materials.


    "Active conservation and restoration is essential if we are to ensure the unique biodiversity of the Swan Coastal Plain is maintained for future generations.  This book provides the guidance to achieve this goal.


    "Many of the plant species in the Banksia Woodlands do not grow naturally anywhere else in the world.


    "Long-term collaborative programs between Government and industry are vital to finding solutions for delivering complex biodiversity conservation."


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