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Saving nature: bolder, faster, smarter

  • 15 Nov 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Central Gallery, TMAG
  • 33


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Saving nature: bolder, faster, smarter

We invite you to attend an important conservation forum to be facilitated by TMAG Director Mary Mulcahy. The forum will feature three experts in their fields, who will approach the topic of wildlife conservation from three different perspectives:

BOLDER: Nick Mooney will speak about making hard decisions sooner so we don’t lose previous time and can get on with the job

FASTER: Sally Bryant will describe the power of people protecting threatened species. Why wait — act now!

SMARTER: Andrew Young will talk about the digital extended specimen and the promise (and practice) of new technologies in collections.



Nick Mooney is a renowned wildlife ecologist with decades of experience on pivotal species such as thylacines, raptors and Tasmanian devils, and dealing with wide scale threats including people’s attitudes to nature. After a distinguished career in the public service Nick is now an environmental consultant, honorary curator at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and a highly sought-after contact for the media, ready to challenge old narratives with new ideas.

Dr Sally Bryant AM is a wildlife scientist specialising in threatened species. She has led recovery efforts for the endangered forty-spotted pardalote for over three decades and been pivotal in protecting high priority species on private land. Sally has her own popular ABC Radio wildlife talkback program, and this year was awarded an Order of Australia for her contribution to wildlife conservation and land protection.

Professor Andrew Young has led the delivery of several research and national science infrastructure projects including the National Research Collections and the Atlas of Living Australia. He developed and initiated the CSIRO Environomics Future Science Platform to develop the next-generation of environmental DNA (eDNA) platform technologies and applications and developed and co-led the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments that used metagenomics to characterise the soil microbiome across Australia.


This is a FREE EVENT and you are welcome to bring non-member friends.

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