To allow us to satisfy NSW Government COVID-19 requirements and not limit attendance, we are -
AGM business will include receipt of reports, adoption of annual accounts, determination of structure of Management Committee, election of President, Management Committee members and other office holders, and appointment of an auditor.
Please contact Alan Page if you wish to discuss any of the positions or have any questions about the AGM.
The AGM will be followed by -
“Koalas in the Greater Blue Mountains – an Update”
with Dr. Kellie Leigh
Kellie is Executive Director/CEO of Science for Wildlife and has worked on koala conservation and research in NSW and Victoria for nine years.
During her previous ten years in Zambia she founded the non proﬁt organisation, the Zambian Carnivore Programme using the African wild dog and other large carnivores as ﬂagship species for landscape-scale conservation, and secured core funding from the World Wildlife Fund.
Since returning to Australia she has developed conservation programs for a variety of organisations based on her successful model of combining research, on-ground conservation action and community education and engagement.
She completed her PhD through the University of Sydney where she maintains an Honorary Research Fellow position and has taught the wildlife population management components for a Masters degree.
Her research expertise is focused on the application of science to conservation challenges and includes conservation biology, genetics, behavioural ecology, and recent innovative work in training and evaluating wildlife detection dogs.
The talk is co-presented by Varuna the National Writers’ House and the Blue Mountains Conservation Society, and is an annual address on the environment, inviting prominent and authoritative thinkers to discuss their work on subjects that provoke and inspire.
A distinguished panel will discuss the latest in climate solutions and how we can act to create meaningful change.
The panel will be hosted by science journalist and Varuna board member Bianca Nogrady.
The panellists are -
♢ Tim Flannery
♢ Rebecca Huntley
♢ Ketan Joshi