Thalie has worked to deliver the protection of biodiversity on Indigenous land, national parks and private protected areas across Australia. As The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Areas Specialist for the Australia Program, she will be supporting the establishment of new protected and conserved areas as part of our 30x30 strategy as well as other emerging conservation priorities.
In NSW, Thalie has supported protected area development through partnerships with Landcare NSW and the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust. Thalie’s expertise in threatened species and conservation project management supported the design of the NSW Government’s ‘Saving our Species Program’, capturing information from species experts on benefit and urgency of management and the development of requirements for the program’s Conservation Projects database.
In central and northern Australia, Thalie supported Indigenous Protected Area’s and Aboriginal Ranger groups with monitoring and evaluation, land resource information and project design. She has trained rangers in environmental policy, biodiversity monitoring, tracking and coordinated a Digital Knowledge Ranger group providing training in mapping, data collection and data management. In the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands SA, Thalie managed threatened species programs in Indigenous Protected Areas including the NAIDOC award winning Warru (Black-flanked Rock-wallaby) Recovery Project.
Thalie is now based in Sydney and is likely to be out kayaking in the harbour with tea and a muffin in hand.
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