This video explains why we have such amazing biodiversity in our region

It's a widely repeated fact that the flora (and fauna) biodiversity in the Mid West region of WA is among the greatest in the world. 

But anyone who has moved here from a more lush part of the world and tried to grow some veges in their back yard might be scratching their heads at such claims; It's quite clear the soils here aren't usually fit for the task. 

So how does one reconcile these seemingly contradicting assertions? ... our poor soil quality and our rich biodiversity. 

This video produced by MinuteEarth with support from UWA shows why this is the case. It's the very FACT that our soils are poor that has allowed such biodiversity to occur.