AN exhibition about the world’s largest remaining temperate woodland aims to gain formal recognition and protection from mining for one of Western Australia’s least-understood environments.
The Wilderness Society has long advocated against mining in the Great Western Woodlands, an area that runs from the Nullarbor to the Wheatbelt and is considered a biodiversity hotspot for its eucalypts, 3000-odd flowering plant species and variety of fauna. There is currently a proposal to clear 392 hectares for a lithium mine near Southern Cross.
The society has put together an exhibition that mixes art and photography from professional, amateurs, junior photographers and winners from its Great Western Woodlands photography competition, which will be held at the City Arts Space on the corner of Lake and James Streets in Northbridge from March 14-17.
It’s open 6-8pm for opening night, 10am-4pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday. Wilderness Society state director Kit Sainsbury says there’s nowhere on earth like the woodlands.
by SHREYA PILO