Expert Profile

Michelle Grady

Director, Oceans and Western Australia
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Michelle Grady joined Pew in 2008 as manager of the Australia Program. Grady has worked for 18 years as a conservation advocate at the local, national and international levels; a managing director of nonprofit organizations; and campaign manager and senior policy adviser to government.

After serving as an adviser to two Australian senators, Grady led the Conservation Council of South Australia, composed of 60 conservation groups in the state, for 12 years. She oversaw successful multilateral campaigns in the areas of climate change, native vegetation protection, marine conservation, reform of planning laws, biodiversity conservation and protected areas.

As the national marine campaign manager for the Australian Conservation Foundation, Grady led campaigns to establish marine reserves and draft oceans legislation. She later was an international advocate in expert forums and treaty processes for cetacean conservation. She has most recently been a senior adviser to the Australian government on biodiversity law reform and strategic program development.

Grady holds a bachelor’s degree in English, politics and history from the University of Adelaide and a graduate diploma in business administration from the University of South Australia.

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May 5, 2011

Proposed South West Marine Parks Plan Falls Well Short

Critical feeding and breeding areas for unique marine life have been left out of proposed new sanctuaries in South West Australia released by the Federal Government today.

January 27, 2011

Marine Campaigners Fight Bight Exploration

An ABC News Online article on oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight quotes Michelle Grady, manager of the Wild Australia Program.

January 18, 2011

BP's SA Plan Could Impact Whales: Groups

An Australian Associated Press article on the impact of the government's decision to allow BP to explore new oil reserves includes a quote from Michelle Grady of the Pew Environment Group.

December 24, 2010

Marine Parks Spark Sea Wars

Michelle Grady of the Pew Environment Group is quoted in an article about efforts to protect marine life in the Great Barrier Reef.

November 29, 2010

Report Finds Marine Life Hot Spots in South West Rival Great Barrier Reef

Revealed: Australia’s biggest mountain range is underwater; deep-sea “restaurants” exist where the world’s largest animal feeds; and our own “Grand Canyon” is buried beneath the waves near Perth.

November 11, 2010

Renewed Push for Australian Marine Sanctuaries

An Australian Broadcasting Company story on a new report from the Pew Environment Group recommending the establishment of a marine sanctuary off the coast of Australia.

July 5, 2010

Earth Matters

A podcast with Michelle Grady on why a network of marine sanctuaries needs to be established in Australia.

June 23, 2010

Can Oil Exploration and Marine Life Protection Co-exist?

Australia is handing out oil leases in environmentally sensitive areas even as oil continues to pump into the Gulf of Mexico.  But environmental organizations are working together to call for the protection of these resources.

May 27, 2010

Dolphin Expert Slams Oil Plans

An article from The Islander about plans to drill for oil off Australia's Kangaroo Island includes a quote from the Pew Environment Group's Michelle Grady.

May 18, 2010

Australia to Open Up Seabed for Oil Exploration

The Australian government announced Monday that it will be opening up more than 30 proposed marine reserves to oil and gas exploration.

May 18, 2010

Govt Opens New Oil Leases Along Coast

The Australian government has angered residents and environmentists by opening more than 30 proposed marine reserves to oil and gas exploration.

May 18, 2010

Australia Opens Up Offshore Oil, Gas Exploration

Australia will open up over 30 new sites for oil and gas drilling, despite concerns by environmentalists that to do so would harm marine life.

May 17, 2010

Margaret River Offshore Drilling Lease Approved

Environmental groups are disappointed that the Australian government is opening up a series of new offshore drilling sites.

May 17, 2010

Oil Exploration off SW Approved

An Australian official is opening the way for oil and gas exploration off the coast of Western Australia.

May 17, 2010

Aussie Offshore Sites to Open

Australia said today that it would open new offshore sites for oil and gas drilling, according to an article in the Straits Times.

October 28, 2009

Fish Left Floundering

An article from The Mercury about depleted stocks of fish in the oceans.

August 24, 2009

Green Groups Question Offshore Energy Project

A discussion about energy projects in Western Australia from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

May 5, 2009

New Approach Needed to Prevent Marine Extinctions in Australia’s South West

A meeting of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in Adelaide today was told Australia must adopt a new approach to managing its marine resources if it is to buck a global trend of species extinction and declining fish stocks.

April 1, 2009

Report Highlights 'Need for Marine Sanctuaries'

Environmentalists in south-west Western Australia say they have more proof marine sanctuaries can save fish species from extinction.

March 29, 2009

New Study Shows Sanctuaries Will Save Nemo

World first research has found that protected areas for marine life play a major role in rebuilding numbers of threatened fish and other species, the Save Our Marine Life alliance said today.

March 2, 2009

An International Environmental Lobby Says Australian Governments Need to Do as the United States Has Done and Establish More Marine Parks

The Pew Environment Group wants Australia's federal and state governments to follow the lead of the US which it says recently set aside more than 500,000 square kilometres of waters as marine reserves.

 

February 23, 2009

Major New Collaboration Formed to Secure Future of Western Australia’s Marine Life

A new collaboration of key Australian and international conservation groups today launched Save Our Marine Life to secure the future of Australia’s south west marine environment.

January 9, 2009

Pew Urges Western Australia to Do More on Marine Protection

State and federal government officials are being urged to increase marine protection off Western Australia’s coast.

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