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Media 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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Media August 8, 2019

IBSA on ALA’s data collection tool BioCollect

Excerpt taken from Atlas of Living Australia, June 2019 “ALA helps improve environmental impact assessments in Western Australia”Click here to view full article The IBSA solution Led by the WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, the WA Environmental Protection Authority and the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, in collaboration with the…

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Australian Digital Council Report: Case study IBSA

Excerpt taken from report: State of the Data and Digital Nation, April 2019, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Click here to view the full report CASE STUDY WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Index of biodiversity surveys for assessments The first of its kind nationally, Western Australia has implemented the Index of Biodiversity Surveys for Assessments (IBSA)….

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Media December 10, 2018

Restoring Roe 8: New rehabilitation plan

“The best minds in the rehabilitation business have been hard at work putting together a plan for Roe 8’s future”. Excerpt from Particle: “Last year, Particle spoke with the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) to learn about plans to rehabilitate Roe 8. We catch up with them to hear what is happening. Now the…

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Taskforce report: Make environmental data more accessible

WABSI was instrumental this year in helping to establish the Index of Biodiversity Surveys for Assessment (IBSA) that will capture $38m worth of environmental data each year in Western Australia. A Resources 2030 Taskforce report, released in September 2018, highlights WABSI’s role in making environmental data more accessible and enable its value and use to…

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WABSI Media August 14, 2017

Particle Magazine – Restoring Roe 8

Excerpt It’s one of the most controversial mass environmental disturbances in recent WA history. But, surprisingly, the scrapped Roe 8 project is not all bad news. Let’s remove ourselves from the politics for just one second. Remove all thoughts of legalities, economics, and industrial implications of the project. What remains is a great challenge and…

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WABSI Media November 21, 2016

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority – New Biodiversity Collaboration

Excerpt A range of government and university conservation bodies will join forces to form a new WA Biodiversity Science Institute, tasked with protecting and conserving the State’s unique flora and fauna. Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett will tonight launch the new institute, which is a collaboration between the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Department…

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WABSI Media November 14, 2016

Department of Mines and Petroleum – New biodiversity institute promises clarity

Excerpt Protecting Western Australia’s rich biodiversity while enabling economic development should be easier in the future thanks to a new scientific institution. The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) is a partnership between government departments, industry, and research bodies. WABSI Chief Executive Officer Peter Zurzolo said the institute would provide a way for improved access…

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WABSI Media October 15, 2015

CSIRO – Protecting Western Australia’s biodiversity, one daisy at a time

Excerpt Western Australia is big. So big that the United Kingdom could fit into it more than 11 times. It’s biologically diverse, too. Breathtakingly so. Incredibly, there are more species of flowering plants in one national park in the South West of Western Australia than there are in all of the United Kingdom. One flowering…

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