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We bring industry, government, community and researchers together to address biodiversity knowledge gaps.Learn More
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We enable relevant and timely research that addresses end user knowledge needs and delivers real world outcomes.Learn More
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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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WABSI's Research Priorities Plan aligns with Western Australia's new Science and Innovation Framework and will address our most critical biodiversity knowledge issues. By bringing together the State's leading research expertise, it will help deliver robust science whilst reducing duplication of effort.
It is crucial for us to better understand our rich and unique biodiversity through accurate scientific knowledge and good collaboration. The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute is a focal point for skills and knowledge to be shared and help define the State’s research priorities to ensure that scientific information meets the dynamic needs of industry.
The WABSI Research Priorities Plan will contribute greatly towards building scientific knowledge as a critical asset for Western Australia. High quality information that is relevant and easily accessible will help attract investment, encourage innovation and deliver benefits for years to come.
One of our challenges is formulating advice with limited available information. Our participation in WABSI 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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