Growing up in Australia, Wendy has always been happiest outdoors. She spent time travelling around Australia and the world and was struck by the planet’s diversity and beauty. It was during her travels that Wendy felt a great need to take better care of it all – our natural environment, its wildlife and people. This inspired Wendy to study a Bachelor of Environmental Management with honours in Sustainable Development at the University of Queensland.
She has over 15 years of experience in environmental roles spanning government, consulting and the private sector on national to local scale projects, engaging with a variety of stakeholders.
Wendy is motivated to find practical solutions to the complex problems we face in conservation, which in 2020 led to her current role with IFAW as Landscape Conservation Program Officer. Wendy collaborates with partners on projects across Australia to restore habitat, connect corridors and undertake community conservation actions on-ground. At the core of her work is the determination to deliver IFAW’s core mission – for animals and people to thrive together.
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