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We bring industry, government, community and researchers together to address biodiversity knowledge gaps.

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We enable relevant and timely research that addresses end user knowledge needs and delivers real world outcomes.

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INFORM

We enhance access to biodiversity information to help lift certainty and enable more informed management decisions.

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WHAT WE DO

The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) is a collaboration mechanism that facilitates partnerships across industry, government, community and researchers to address science knowledge gaps, lift certainty in decisions and improve biodiversity outcomes.

MINE REHABILITATION AND CLOSURE
SUBTERRANEAN FAUNA
AGRICULTURAL LANDS
BIODIVERSITY DATA AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
URBAN FORESTS

How we Help You

@_WABSI 14 Apr'21

Don't miss the discussion! WABSI webinar - Big Issues in #biodiversity #science Only a week to go...register today!… https://t.co/OeaKQQccjD

@OwenNevin 14 Apr'21

RT @OwenNevin: Including #gardens in planning & management in #urban areas could play a significant role in #biodiversity #conservation. Gr…

@_WABSI 30 Mar'21

20th March was the first ever World Rewilding Day - we speak with Co-Chairs of IUCN’s CEM Rewilding Thematic Group.… https://t.co/yv1LmOFEyX

@_WABSI 23 Mar'21

We each have a part to play in supporting #conservation efforts and protecting #biodiversity #BilbiesNotBunnies… https://t.co/2h4VWWMeT2

Gavin Price, Head of Environment, BHP

Industry needs relevant and high quality biodiversity research to help address key challenges and deliver greater certainty for investments. WABSI's Research Priorities Plan facilitates critical research and enables efficient access to information, assisting us to better manage impacts and make decisions with more certainty whilst advancing societal knowledge of WA's unique biodiversity.

Dr Blair Parsons, Greening Australia

WABSI research programs bring research expertise together to build and share scientific knowledge. It will not only help inform our conservation and restoration work but will also enable community to achieve more effective environmental outcomes through incorporating the values and perspectives of diverse stakeholders.

Professor Peter Klinken, AC, Chief Scientist of Western Australia

The WABSI Research Priorities Plan contributes greatly towards building scientific knowledge as a critical asset for Western Australia. High quality information that is relevant and easily accessible helps attract investment, encourage innovation and delivers benefits for years to come.

Dr Tom Hatton, Ex-Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority

One of our challenges is formulating advice with limited available information. Participation in WABSI research programs means supporting science collaborations to help build valuable networks of environmental knowledge as well as access to critical biodiversity information required for informed decision making.

Kerry Sanderson AC, Ex-Governor of Western Australia

While a lot of effort is being expended to protect the State’s world-renowned native plants and animals, we need to do more. Having the community and business become key partners as well as advocates, means it is a challenge I feel confident we can meet. We’re very supportive of WABSI helping us better understand biodiversity across our State and building a shared resource. It will mean that our conservation areas continue as part of our heritage and contribute to our quality of life.

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