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New team member for Pilbara Corridors project

The Pilbara Corridors project has a new team member. Mary-Anne Clunies-Ross arrived in Karratha on 25 March 2013 to join Rangelands NRM Pilbara Program Manager Bill Cotching on the project.

Mary-Anne works on behalf of Greening Australia WA, a key partner in this extensive landscape scale project for the Fortescue Catchment.

“I will be working together with Bill to coordinate conservation and land management activities within the Fortescue Catchment which includes engagement with landholders, Indigenous communities and rangers, state agencies, mining companies, training providers and relevant NGO’s,” Mary-Anne said.

“I will also be involved with coordinating and implementing monitoring and evaluation aspects of the Pilbara Corridors Project.”

Mary-Anne has worked as an environmental scientist in both private and government sectors after completing a degree in Environmental Management and she is also currently undertaking a Diploma in Agriculture specialising in Organic Production.

Over the last four years Mary-Anne has worked in the mining and road construction sectors as a consultant and prior to this she has worked in the WA water industry coordinating a state-wide community conservation and research program on threatened species.

The Pilbara Corridors project is funded for five years through the Commonwealth Government’s Biodiversity Fund. The project works in collaboration with people in the Fortescue River catchment of the WA Pilbara’s region – pastoral and mining land managers, and the indigenous community – through shared knowledge and best practice.

The project will work on landscape scale activities that connect across management boundaries providing coordinated responses to biodiversity threats.

Morere information on the Pilbara Corridors Project.

Contact Mary-Anne on 9144 2922 or 0427 860 554 or email.