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Updates March 25, 2022

Biodiversity data: Our digital journey – Enabling trust, efficiency and confidence

Late last year WABSI and WAMSI consulted with more than 50 stakeholders regarding the need for innovation in how we inform decisions affecting our environment and economy. Consistent feedback indicated: An increasing expectation among industry stakeholders, governments, traditional owners and the wider community that the information used in decision-making needs to be more comprehensive, transparent…

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Research program continues to generate strong support

The Subterranean Fauna Research Program continues to generate strong support from industry, government and others, with biodiversity science expertise contributed from multiple disciplines. Since the publication of the Research Update 2021, projects continue to make good progress: A scoping exercise for Pilbara crustaceans (amphipods, isopods, bathynellaceans) is well underway to locate, assess and organise collections,…

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Updates October 21, 2021

Collaborative program launched to address weed threats to biodiversity in Western Australia

A new research program, released today by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) entitled “Addressing Weed Threats to Biodiversity” will enhance an understanding of weeds, their impact on native biodiversity and control options to reduce the threats. The program prioritises eight focal areas for research and was developed by WABSI through consultation with a…

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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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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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