Conservationist of the Year 2015

  • October 27, 2015

Tim Faulkner has been named 2015 Conservationist of the Year.

MANY WILL RECOGNISE this environmentalist from his TV show, The Wild Life of Tim Faulkner, which airs on Channel 9 and the National Geographic Channel, and has a global audience of 180 million people each series. But Tim has also led an initiative to reverse the extinction rate of small mammals on the Australian mainland, through the reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to NSW.

As general manager of the Australian Reptile Park and Devil Ark, a large conservation breeding facility for Tasmanian devils in NSW’s Barrington Tops, he has also played a pivotal role in efforts to curb the extinction of the Tasmanian devil itself (see AG 105).