Barry (B.J.) Traill directs Pew’s efforts in Australia, where he works with partner organisations to secure protection for outstanding areas of the nation’s natural heritage on land and at sea.
Before joining Pew, Barry worked for 25 years as a conservation advocate and zoologist for Australian state and national organisations. He negotiated private land conservation issues for Trust for Nature in Victoria and also worked on native woodland conservation with the Victorian National Parks Association, Environment Victoria, and The Wilderness Society.
He was instrumental in establishing nationally coordinated work on the protection of Australia’s woodlands, including legislation that sharply reduced broad-scale tree-clearing rates in Queensland. He was a founder of the Northern Australia Environment Alliance and the Invasive Species Council.
Barry holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in terrestrial ecology from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
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The Great Western Woodlands—a vast tract of ancient salt lakes, mallee and tall eucalypts—may be the last forest in Australia where native birds are not in sharp decline. Read More
While the results of the recent Australian federal election have been anything but clear, the success of the government-funded Indigenous Ranger and Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) programs was obvious before the marathon campaign even began. Read More
Australia is leading the way in Indigenous land and sea management by using ranger groups to manage protected areas across the country through two important programs: Working on Country and Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs). These programs help manage the health of the Outback while also delivering important economic and social benefits to Indigenous people. Read More