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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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Programs April 21, 2021

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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Updates December 10, 2018

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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Program steering subterranean fauna research

With a Steering Committee chaired by Dr Lesley Gibson now in place, WABSI’s Subterranean Fauna program of work is underway and addresses key focus areas that were identified by end-users. The program encourages complementarity and collaboration, rather than duplication of research effort, with expertise and contribution from multiple disciplines. Since the knowledge gaps and issues…

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Updates July 2, 2018

Inviting submissions: Completion Criteria and Risk Based Monitoring project

Inviting submissions for consideration The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) is leading the Completion Criteria and Risk Based Monitoring project that addresses key priorities expressed by industry and government on issues relating to mine site closure. The project is now undertaking an independent science review to determine the current state of knowledge and is…

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News June 18, 2018

IBSA launched

Making biodiversity information readily accessible is at the heart of a new initiative, launched by the Minister for Science, Innovation and ICT Dave Kelly. The new system, the Index of Biodiversity Surveys for Assessments (IBSA) was developed as a collaborative effort between The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. Each…

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