Hakea orthyrrhyncha. Image: Belinda Davis
We bring industry, government, community and researchers together to address biodiversity knowledge gaps.Learn More
Shay Gap, Pilbara. Image: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
We enable relevant and timely research that addresses end user knowledge needs and delivers real world outcomes.Learn More
Emu with chicks. Image: Judy Dunlop
We enhance access to biodiversity information to help lift certainty and enable more informed management decisions.Learn More
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.
We provide collaborative opportunities for end user driven research so you can maximise the impact of your research and funding pathways.
We address your critical knowledge needs through collaborative, relevant and timely research that delivers practical, real world outcomes.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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