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Dr John Kanowski
Dr John Kanowski
BrooklynMount Zero-TaravalePiccaninny PlainsPungalina-Seven EmuBowraCurramore
National Science & Conservation Manager
Special skills / qualifications
PhD (Ecology of rainforest possums and tree-kangaroos), BApSc (Hons), BA (English literature)/
What did you do before AWC?
I joined AWC as Regional Ecologist for north-east Australia in 2008. Prior to that, I was a Research Fellow (great title) working on a project investigating the biodiversity value of rainforest restoration projects. I have a long standing interest in rainforest conservation.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Swamp Rat
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Favourite place(s): the Cycad Creek area on Seven-Emu; wet sclerophyll forests of Mount Zero-Taravale; Cypress woodlands on Bowra at sunset; Station Creek, Brooklyn on a hot day.
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Peregrine Falcon, Humpback Whale, Bennett's Tree Kangaroo.
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Antarctica, Madagascar, Europe.
Other interesting stuff
It's all interesting...to me.