Iron rich – selling the Pilbara to China


Iron ore mining is booming in the Pilbara. New and all-weather roads have opened up the region for mining; there is plenty of iron ore being discovered. Underfunded, undermanaged and barely noticed is the increasingly threatened biodiversity of the Pilbara. Good governance holds the key; the party is just beginning.

Pilbara, along the road just north of Millstream Chichester National Park, Western Australia

Canon 5DII, 24–70mm f2.8L lens at 40mm, polariser, tripod

by Alice Gillam, Western Australia