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News March 30, 2021

Restoration and Rewilding: Webinar 21st Apr 2021

Register here for the webinar Download the webinar flyer Wednesday 21st April 2021, 4.00pm-5:30pm Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Download the webinar flyer 20th March marked the first ever World Rewilding Day; an initiative linked to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and the…

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News February 15, 2021

Biodiversity Conference 15 to 17 September 2021 – Resilient Landscapes

Abstracts open – Visit the conference website Western Australia has eight out of Australia’s 15 declared biodiversity hotspots and one of the highest rates of new species discovery in the world. It is rich in mineral, oil and gas resources, with a significant agricultural sector and ever spreading urban sprawl. In addition, fire regimes are…

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News February 11, 2021

Job vacancy: Research Associate/Research Fellow

Research Associate / Research Fellow – Conservation and Restoration Job no: 506249Work type: Full time, for immediate startLocation: Perth CBD About the opportunity Under broad directions from the Program Director, Conservation and Restoration and reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, WABSI, you will provide support, collaborate, facilitate and contribute to the development and delivery of projects. To…

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News November 26, 2020

Critically endangered possums thriving in urban gardens

Bronte Van Helden, a student at UWA’s Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, was the recipient of the 2018 WABSI PhD Scholarship and has been researching the presence of native mammals in suburban backyards in Albany. Assisted by local community groups and Albany residents, Bronte tracked endangered western ringtail possums fitted with radio-transmitters. The…

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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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New research program to help mitigate cat impacts on biodiversity

A new research program, released today by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) entitled “Increasing knowledge to mitigate cat impacts on biodiversity”, will focus on addressing knowledge gaps that were identified by end users, as the key priorities for Western Australia. The vision of the program is to enhance the conservation of native species…

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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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