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Dr James Smith
Dr James Smith
Charnley River – Artesian RangeMornington-Marion DownsTablelandWongalaraYampi Sound Training Area
Regional Ecologist (NW)
Special skills / qualifications
PhD (Comparative population ecology of two semi-aquatic goannas);
BSc (Hons).
What did you do before AWC?
Ran my own environmental consulting business out of Darwin.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Perentie (what else is there?).
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Insert name of waterfall here....
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Anything with vertebrate that I haven't seen before.
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Anywhere where there are auroras, flowing lava or glaciers breaking up into the ocean.
Other interesting stuff
I had a beard at least a decade before hipsters were invented, I like long strolls on the beach, poetry and curling up with a good book.