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News August 16, 2021

WABSI webinar: The economic costs of biological invasions in the world and Australia

Thursday 21st October 2021, Online event4.00pm – 5.30pm (Australian Western Standard Time) Register here to obtain Zoom login details Invasive plants in Australia are currently among the greatest threats to native biological diversity and a significant cost to agriculture. The economic impact on agriculture alone is estimated at in excess of $4 billion per year…

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News April 27, 2021

WABSI webinar: Digitalisation in Environmental Assessment – International Frontrunners

• Wednesday 18th August 2021, Online event• 4.00pm – 5.30pm (Australian Western Standard Time)• Register here to obtain Zoom login details Several organisations worldwide are engaged in digitalising environmental assessment. The Danish DREAMS project presents a list of international frontrunners highlighting organisations, initiatives, partners and key takeaways. It provides a great opportunity for inspiration and…

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Reports April 21, 2021

Research update: Subterranean Fauna Program

Closing the knowledge gaps “The Subterranean Fauna Research Program is a great example of how WABSI brings stakeholders together to identify complex issues and enables research collaboration to develop initiatives that specifically address the priority needs of end users. The program continues to generate strong support from industry, government and others, with biodiversity science expertise…

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WABSI webinar: Closing the knowledge gaps: Subterranean Fauna Research Program

View the research update A progress update on the Subterranean Fauna Research Program • Thursday 27th May 2021, Online event• 3.00pm – 4.00pm (Australian Western Standard Time)• Register here to obtain Zoom login details Join us as we discuss research progress and the benefits to be delivered for Western Australia. Our panel comprises steering committee…

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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 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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