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

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As a science research broker, we enable strategic partnerships between industry, government, community and researchers to enhance scientific knowledge and improve biodiversity outcomes in Western Australia.


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RT @CurtinUni: Hon @Davekellymp speaking at the launch of @BankwestCurtin's brand new report #GreenShoots this morning. 🌿 #CurtinResearch…

Hon. Dave Kelly, MLA, Minister for Science

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.

Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Environment

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.

Professor Peter Klinken, AC, Chief Scientist of Western Australia

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.

Dr Tom Hatton, Ex-Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority

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.

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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