Program Manager, Kimberley Nature Project

Louise has worked as an ecologist with Environs Kimberley since 2007, transforming a small project into a regional, cultural-natural resource management program — the Kimberley Nature Project. As one of now two Program Managers, Louise and the team collaborate with Aboriginal rangers, scientists, government, community groups and land managers to deliver multi-year projects that document, manage and protect significant Kimberley eco-cultural values. Co-leading EK’s not-for-profit consultancy, Nature Projects Australia, Louise provides CNRM support to groups within and outside the Kimberley. Louise led CNRM projects in the Dampierland bioregion. This scientific work and advocacy were instrumental in achieving an endangered listing for Dampier Peninsula monsoon vine thickets in 2013 under the Commonwealth EPBC Act (1999). Louise has a Bachelor of Science (Melb) and first-class honours in Applied Biology (VU). She has worked as a consultant Applied Ecologist and Operations Manager, and in state government wildlife management and environmental regulation.

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