Who we are

Our science

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Dr Eddie Game: Lead scientist for the Asia Pacific region. © Justine Hausheer/TNC

Follow the science

Science guides our decision making and directs our efforts in the field so that we can make the biggest positive difference for conservation. That’s why we’re the world’s leading conservation science organisation.

Science is at the heart of everything we do

Our scientific work goes beyond the traditional scope of conservation to tackle Australia’s toughest environmental challenges. From pioneering techniques to restore lost shellfish reefs in the south, to innovative fire programs at a vast scale in the north, our science work constantly pushes the practice of conservation forward. We have more than 400 scientists spread across the world working hands-on with nature, discovering smarter ways of protecting endangered species and their fragile environments.

Here in Australia, our team includes highly qualified, experienced and published experts in their fields, so we’re in good hands to achieve our conservation goals.

Find out more about our scientists like  Dr James Fitzsimons, Senior Advisor, Global Protection Strategies and Dr Eddie Game, Lead Scientist and Director of Conservation, Asia Pacific.

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Plains-wanderer is a critically endangered quail-like bird found in the Riverina region of NSW © Patrick Kavanagh / WikimediaCommons