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Media December 15, 2022

Addressing end user biodiversity knowledge priorities for the next decade

Over the course of 2022, WABSI consulted with more than 50 organisations to identify their emerging biodiversity issues over the next decade. The findings revealed large, complex problems that require long term investment and a commitment from everyone around the table – government, regulators, industry, community and scientists.Emerging themes were captured in a report, published…

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Watch 2022 WABSI webinars on-demand

The WABSI Big Issues in Biodiversity Science Webinars continued in 2022, featuring international experts across a range of topics. They engaged participants from all over the globe, providing opportunities for learning and inspiration to help address Western Australia’s most complex biodiversity science issues. If you missed any of the sessions, you can watch our webinars…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – Office closed 23 Dec 2022 – 08 Jan 2023

Please note our office will be closed with effect from 23rd December 2022 and reopen on Monday 9th January 2023. A very Merry Christmas from the WABSI team. We wish you a safe and happy New Year and look forward to working with you in 2023.

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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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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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