Barry (B.J.) Traill directs Pew’s work in Australia, where he works with partner organizations to obtain protection for large wilderness areas in Australia on land and sea.
Before joining Pew, Traill worked for 25 years as a conservation advocate and scientist for Australian state and national organizations. He dealt with private land conservation issues with Trust for Nature, Victoria and on public land conservation issues with the Victoria National Parks Association, Environment Victoria and the Wilderness Society. He was instrumental in establishing nationally coordinated work on the protection of Australian woodlands, including legislation that sharply reduced deforestation rates in Australia. He was a founder of the Northern Australia Environment Alliance and the Invasive Species Council.Traill holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in terrestrial ecology from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
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"The Sea & Me," supported by Pew, documents established successes around Australia, places where world-class conservation and recreation have been working hand in hand. The film includes breathtaking footage of the extraordinary seas and marine life surrounding Australia and takes an in-depth and personal look at the inspiring people who look after our oceans. Read More
One of the great challenges of our time is saving the natural environment and the rich array of life it supports on land and in the sea. Every day, Pew is working across the globe to preserve wilderness, restore biodiversity, and increase understanding of ocean ecology. In 2014, we joined our partners in celebrating successes around the world that will help conserve wildlife habitat and... Read More
On March 24, in a major victory for conservation of the Kimberley region, the West Australian government and resources giant Rio Tinto announced a mining ban on the Mitchell Plateau, a celebrated part of the Outback. This agreement resulted from extensive negotiations between the WA government and Rio Tinto, which agreed to relinquish its long-held rights over the 175,000-hectare area. Read More