Biologist, Marine Conservation Program, Department Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania
Rachael is a biologist with the Tasmanian Government, where she leads the Marine Conservation Program in the monitoring and conservation of marine mammals and seabirds around Tasmania, including Macquarie Island. Rachael has been actively involved in albatross research and conservation for more than 15 years. She recently established the Tasmanian Albatross Fund to ensure Tasmania’s albatross populations are understood and conserved, now and into the future. The Fund will ensure existing long-term monitoring and conservation programs and help fund effective ongoing education and outreach initiatives.
Community engagement and support is often a critical element of effective conservation of threatened species or communities. For the endemic Tasmanian shy albatross, which spends most of its life at sea, returning only to breed on one of three inaccessible offshore islands, this is a significant problem. How do you get the public to care […]