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Short Range Endemic Invertebrate Projects

Subterranean Ecology has provided SRE survey and assessment services to:

  • Fortescue Metals Group
  • Independence Group NL
  • Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited
  • Mangles Bay Marina Based Tourist Precinct
  • BHP Billiton
  • Rio Tinto, and others

Examples profiled below:


Fortescue Metals Group
Christmas Creek Mine

FMG proposes to expand its Chichester Hub mining operations at Christmas Creek in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The combined production rate of the Chichester Hub is currently approximately 55 Mtpa with a medium term expansion target of 95 Mtpa.

Subterranean Ecology was commissioned by FMG to conduct the SRE survey and habitat assessment for the Christmas Creek Expansion Project.
Spider SRE
Short Range Endemic

Independence Group NL
Karlawinda Gold Project

Independence Group NL is focused on the discovery of large high-grade gold and nickel deposits in Australia.

The company’s Karlawinda Project is located in the Pilbara region and is considered to have good potential for significant gold deposits.

Subterranean Ecology was commissioned by Independence Group NL to undertake a desktop review and habitat assessment of SRE fauna for this project.

Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited
Red October Gold Project

Saracen Mineral Holdings Red October Gold Project is located in the goldfields region of Western Australia.

Subterranean Ecology was commissioned by Saracen to undertake a desktop review and habitat assessment of SRE and subterranean fauna for its Red October expansion project.
Spider - Short Range Endemic
SRE - Millipede

Mangles Bay Marina Based Tourist Precinct

Mangles Bay at Rockingham, near Perth in Western Australia, is the focus for the development of a marina-based tourism and residential precinct.

Subterranean Ecology was commissioned to undertake habitat assessment for SRE and subterranean fauna. The habitat assessments identified potential for terrestrial SRE species.

Subsequent field surveys confirmed the presence of several potential SRE species within the development precinct but these species were also found to be well represented outside of the development impact area  and therefore not at risk from this development.