Mature trees are pillars of biodiversity in the ecosystem. They provide habitat for wildlife, nurseries for seeds to grow and facilitate vital soil processes. Mature trees with natural hollows are disappearing from the ACT due Read more →
Peter has many years of policy and management experience in the public and private sectors within the agricultural, environment, protected area management (marine and terrestrial), commercial fisheries, tourism, transport, waste management, water, energy, urban planning, sport and event management industries.
He has held positions in the Australian, Canadian, NSW and ACT governments, including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Canadian Parks Service, and the ACT government’s Office of Sustainability. A career highlight was his five years with the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games where he established and led its Environment Program. He currently works in the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture.
Since 2000, Peter has been an honorary board member of the Banksia Environmental Foundation, a leading Australian not-for-profit organisation that identifies and rewards environmental excellence.
He has a BSc degree in Marine Ecology (Hons, James Cook University) and a MSc degree in Natural Resource Management (University of Western Australia).
Peter was President of the Conservation Council 2013-15 and remains a Board member.
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Save our native mature trees – pillars of biodiversity
12 May 2017
World Environment Day Dinner 2017
26 Apr 2017
The World Environment Day Dinner is a big celebration of the achievements of the Canberra environment community. Our annual Dinner will be held 7.00pm Saturday 3 June at the National Arboretum Canberra. World Environment Day Read more →
Using Nature for Power – Environment Exchange 28 March
3 Apr 2017
“We are going to have 100% per cent renewable electricity. It is going to happen. The question is whether it is sooner or later” says Professor Andrew Blakers. Our March Environment Exchange was on Using Read more →
Proposed kangaroo management changes
23 Mar 2017
Proposed kangaroo management changes The Conservator for Flora and Fauna has declared the Eastern Grey Kangaroo as a controlled native species under the Nature Conservation Act 2014 and consequently has also prepared an Eastern Grey Kangaroo: Draft Controlled Species Read more →
Yellow Box Dispatch – March 2017
10 Mar 2017
Yellow Box Dispatch — March 2017 Trees, waste, plastics, climate change The Bush Capital is a great place to be and to live so that’s why we have so many people involved in caring Read more →
Mature Native Trees: Pillars of Biodiversity
8 Mar 2017
Mature Native Trees: Pillars of Biodiversity “We literally cannot live without trees” Darren Le Roux, Environmental Project Officer, ACT Parks and Conservation Service The nomination of “Loss of Native Hollow-bearing Trees”, as a threatening process Read more →