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Dr Renee Young 

Program Director, Conservation and Restoration 
The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute


Renee is the Program Director, Conservation and Restoration at the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI). She specialises in ecological restoration of degraded lands, with recent projects showcased at The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15). Working with government, industry and research, Renee collaborates widely to ensure outputs are applied and readily implementable.


Renee recently led the publication of the International Principles and Standards for the Ecological Restoration and Recovery of Mine Sites. Renee was engaged in the development of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures with a strong interest in how this will impact mining in Australia.

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