Using monitors to monitor ecological restoration
Did you know that across Australia there are around 60,000 abandoned mine sites, and among active sites, around 75% are on land of considered to be of high conservation value?
Habitat loss is a leading driver of biodiversity loss globally, and restoring lands degraded through human activities is essential for conserving our incredible wildlife.
But how do we assess the progress of restoration, and are these areas actually promoting use by animals?
Our new paper assesses how monitor lizards move through and use restored habitats on a mine site in the Mid West of Western Australia.
You can find the paper in Austral Ecology, here: