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Updates September 11, 2020

McGowan Government invests further $3.4m in WABSI

Hon. Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Science with WABSI CEO Professor Owen Nevin The McGowan Government has committed an additional $3.4 million in The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) to build on advances in biodiversity science. Science Minister Dave Kelly announced the extension of WABSI’s funding to June 2023, bringing its total investment since…

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News July 30, 2020

WABSI Board appoints Professor Owen Nevin as new CEO

A statement from Dr Ian Cresswell, Board Chair, The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to Professor Owen Nevin, who has been appointed as WABSI’s new Chief Executive Officer. Owen is an experienced conservation biologist and research leader, with international experience in higher education and research. He…

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News May 20, 2020

Online access to biodiversity data to enable better decision making

Premier Mark McGowan and Environment Minister Stephen Dawson announced: Environment Online initiative to be led by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Biodiversity Information Office to be led by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions We are delighted at Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement about the initiative to establish Environment Online and a Biodiversity…

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Updates April 6, 2020

Collective effort to reduce devastation of native animals by cat predation

Joint statement by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute and the Western Australian Feral Cat Working Group Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development, today launched a Western Australian Feral Cat Working Group that will drive a unified approach to the control of feral cats across the State. The Group will make information on…

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New research program to help mitigate cat impacts on biodiversity

A new research program, released today by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) entitled “Increasing knowledge to mitigate cat impacts on biodiversity”, will focus on addressing knowledge gaps that were identified by end users, as the key priorities for Western Australia. The vision of the program is to enhance the conservation of native species…

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WA Feral Cat Working Group

A Western Australian Feral Cat Working Group has been established to drive a unified approach to the control of feral cats across the State and will be led by former Western Australian Governor, Hon. Kerry Sanderson AC CVO. “It is important that we all work together to enhance the conservation of our native animals. I…

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News October 14, 2019

New standards support successful mine closure

Excerpt from Resource and Environmental Regulation Group Update, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), published online October 2019 ‘A framework for developing mine-site completion criteria in Western Australia’ has been released as a tool to assist mine operators with the development of acceptable completion criteria within a mine closure plan. The Western Australian…

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Framework to aid mine site completion

Excerpt taken from Quarry, written by Myles Hume, published online 30 September 2019 Western Australian quarrying and mining companies now have access to a new set of guidelines designed to lift standards related to successful mine site rehabilitation. The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) has published a new report – A framework for developing…

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News August 8, 2019

IBSA on ALA’s data collection tool BioCollect

Excerpt taken from Atlas of Living Australia, June 2019 “ALA helps improve environmental impact assessments in Western Australia”Click here to view full article The IBSA solution Led by the WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, the WA Environmental Protection Authority and the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, in collaboration with the…

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Australian Digital Council Report: Case study IBSA

Excerpt taken from report: State of the Data and Digital Nation, April 2019, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Click here to view the full report CASE STUDY WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Index of biodiversity surveys for assessments The first of its kind nationally, Western Australia has implemented the Index of Biodiversity Surveys for Assessments (IBSA)….

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