Barry Traill joined Pew in 2007 as director of Outback Australia, a joint program of Pew and the Nature Conservancy. 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.
(ABC News) More people, not less, are needed in wilderness areas to stop species extinctions, an international conservation meeting is set to hear. More
(The West Australian) The State Government has announced it will create new marine park in the Kimberley. More
(The Courier-Mail) The first national count of waterbirds and wetlands - thought to be the world's largest aerial survey - has found more than 4.6 million birds living on Australia's 4858 wetlands. More
(Eco-Business) Northern Australia has become the latest region to benefit from a growing international movement to put land stewardship back in the hands of indigenous and rural communities. More
(Australian Broadcasting Corporation) A cattle station in the Northern Territory has been purchased by the Federal Government and environmental groups to protect the environment and provide employment for indigenous communities. The Pew Environment Group with the The Nature Conservancy More