Buying biodiversity – Australian Academy of Science Public Lecture

Academy of Science 24 August 2012

Buying biodiversity – the role of philanthropy in nature conservation
by Dr Michael Looker, Director, Australia Program, The Nature Conservancy

Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra

Most protection of our unique biodiversity occurs on public land, yet currently two thirds of Australia’s lands are privately managed. Therefore, public conservation management is not able to fully represent the Australian environment and its diverse habitats. Innovative programs are required to additionally achieve conservation outcomes on private lands. Over the past 20 years, private philanthropy has increasingly played an important role in nature conservation through mechanisms such as land acquisition, conservation covenants, management programs and the creation of other new models for conservation. In this lecture, Michael will highlight using examples the important role of private philanthropy through the work of environmental non-government organisations to achieve significant and lasting outcomes for nature conservation.

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Further information from Mitchell Piercey at or 02 6201 9462

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