Doug is a conservation biologist who has been involved with the delivery of environmental protection projects across Victoria for more than 25 years, working for a range of organisations in a professional and voluntary capacity. He has been closely involved with campaigns to establish additional protected areas in the box-ironbark and red gum woodland regions of Victoria, and along the Broken, Boosey and Nine Mile Creeks; been actively involved in the protection of the Grey-crowned Babbler and woodland birds; and worked with landholders and community groups to achieve enduring conservation outcomes on private and public land. More recently he led the team that developed Trust for Nature’s first Statewide Conservation Plan for private land in Victoria. He continues to provide scientific input into internal and external conservation strategy, while engaging with a wide spectrum of stakeholders.
In 2007, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study environmental stewardship programs in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Asked what drives him, Doug replies: “The opportunity to marry science with strategy and advocacy and local action and to come up with big ideas for local action to improve conservation outcomes for Victoria.”
In his spare time, Doug likes to control pest animals and watch birds on his covenanted property near Violet Town.
0408 512 441
5/379 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000