Barry Traill


Dr Barry Traill is an Australian zoologist, conservationist and one of Australia's leading environmental campaigners. Traill grew up in country Victoria and holds a bachelor's degree and PhD in terrestrial ecology from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Traill is currently Director of The Pew Charitable Trusts ' Australian Outback to Oceans program and joined Pew Environment Group in 2007. Traill has particular interest and expertise in the ecology of terrestrial birds and mammals, and landscape-scale conservation of temperate and tropical woodlands and forests. Prior to joining Pew, he worked for 25 years as a conservation advocate and scientist for Australian state and national organisations.

Traill's work has been the catalyst for the protection of the Box-Ironbark woodlands of Victoria, the cessation of the broadscale clearing of the Queensland bush, and the creation of the world's largest network of marine parks. He was a founder of the Northern Australia Environment Alliance and with conservationist Tim Low, he founded the Invasive Species Council in 2002. With co-authors, John Woinarski and Carol Booth he wrote a study on the future of Outback Australia.

Traill was a founding member and first Board President of the Invasive Species Council (ISC). The ISC are a policy, advocacy, lobbying, research, and outreach group on matters related invasive species. Provided by Wikipedia

by Traill, Barry
Published 2007
ANU Press