About

Barry Traill

Barry Traill

  • Director
  • Outback Australia,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Australia

Profile

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.

Recent Work

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  • The Modern Outback

    The Outback is the vast heartland of Australia. It includes places of exquisite beauty and wildness. It is an area of extremes, alternately lush and bountiful, harsh and inhospitable. The people and land of the Outback embody much that is most distinctive and characteristic of Australia. Yet while the Outback is quintessentially Australian, it is also a place of international consequence. Read More

  • Pew Study Identifies the Outback Among Earth’s Strongholds of Nature

    The Australian Outback is one of the last immense regions of nature left on Earth, but its future health depends on having more people, not fewer, living in and actively managing it, a new study by global research and public policy organisation The Pew Charitable Trusts has found. Read More

  • Creating a Modern Outback

    The Outback covers more than 70% of the Australian continent – the arid country of the centre and west, and the tropical savannas, wetlands and rainforests of the north. Read More

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