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Dr Liana Joseph
Dr Liana Joseph
Senior Ecologist
Special skills / qualifications
PhD in Ecology (Species management), BSc (Hons)
What did you do before AWC?
Over the last decade, I have worked in a variety of roles that were focused on the protection of threatened species. Most recently, I led the Threatened Species Partnership’s team within the Threatened Species Unit of the Queensland Government. Prior to that, I was a research fellow with the Wildlife Conservation Society (New York) and I explored solutions to the illegal trade in endangered species.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
The Numbat and Bridled Nailtail Wallaby
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
I haven’t had a chance to visit any AWC sanctuaries yet but I am most looking forward to visiting the lush northern wildernesses of Pungalina-Seven Emu and Piccininny Plains.
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Narwhal, Snow Monkey, and Dwarf Chameleon
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Anywhere we can still find vast, intact wilderness: Subantarctic islands, East African savanna (during migration would be perfect!), and AWC sanctuaries.
Other interesting stuff
I love nature photography: taking photos and seeing the breathtaking work of great nature photographers. I think photography is a powerful tool for conservation.