Dr Murray Evans ‘Saving the Northern Corroboree Frog in the ACT’

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Thursday, 12 July 2012 - 12:30pm

Dr Murray Evans joined the ACT Government as an ecologist after several years with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, which included studying endangered species and managing the Kangaroo Management Unit. He completed his honours thesis on brushtail possums in the Tanami Desert with the help of the local aboriginal people and studied the ecological energetics of wombats for his PhD. After having worked on cane toads in Venezuela, kangaroos, bridled nailtail wallabies and hairy-nosed wombats in Queensland, he came to the cooler climes of the ACT about 10 years ago to focus on threatened species here. Murray’s current role involves conservation of all threatened fauna in the ACT, though he is particularly passionate about trying to save the corroboree frog.

The Northern Corroboree Frog has Special Protection status in the ACT. Murray will talk about the ACT Government’s Action Plan and progress being made to protect and conserve this frog.