Dr Kathy Eyles - ‘50 years of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands’ NEW TOPIC

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Thursday, 24 June 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Australia was one of the first countries  to sign up and listed the world’s first Ramsar site, the Cobourg Peninsula in the NT. Kathy will provide an overview of the Convention in Australia and look at what’s happening at the local level to ensure the ‘wise use of our wetlands’.


Dr Kathy Eyles works in the Wetlands Section of DAWE, the  National Focal Point for the Ramsar Convention in Australia. Kathy has had a varied career across the public and NGO sector as an environmental planner, program manager, policy analyst and NRM Facilitator. After time out for study, Kathy returned to the Department in 2017 working in Natural and Indigenous Heritage and as the Knowledge Broker for the National Environmental Science program.

Outside of work, Kathy is a conservation volunteer with the Parkcare program in the ACT; a former convenor of the Friends of Mulligans Flat, and Co-convenor with Anne I’ons of Mt Taylor Parkcare Group; as well as a member of the management committees of the Southern ACT Catchment Group and CoG.

[Note: This talk replaces the topic previously advertised for this date]

This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

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