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November 25th at 1 pm, Pilgrim Centre 12 Flinders St.

Dr Chris Daniels

Adelaide Wild Life Conservation Park Progress and Challenges

Prof Chris Daniels PhD DSc FAICD is currently (from July first 2018) Director of Cleland Wildlife Park Adelaide South Australia and is adjunct professor of Biology in the School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences at UniSA. He is focused on conserving wildlife and connecting people with nature. Chris Daniels' was Prof. of Urban Ecology at UniSA, Director of the Barbara Hardy Institute at UniSA and the presiding member of the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board.
Chris has published 9 books published and over 250 scientific and community publications. Books include Adelaide Nature of a City (2005) and Adelaide Water of a City (2010). Book awards include the Whitley Award, and awards from the Planning Institute of Aust, Stormwater Industry and Aust Institute of Landscape Architects. Other books include The Possum-tail Tree, The Fearsome Flute players, and Guide to Urban Wildlife. in Oct 2018 Adelaide University awarded him a Doctor of Science (DSc) for his research into "The lives of animals and animals in our lives".
Chris has held fortnightly sessions on 891 ABC Radio since 2002 conducted field trips with ABC listeners and has run “Citizen Science” initiatives with the ABC since 2007.
Chris won the South Australian Premiers Science award for communication (2007) and the Medal for natural history from the Field Naturalists Soc SA (2010). Chris gave the CONASTA oration on citizen science in 2014.
Chris was a member of the City of Marion Strategic directions committee, is a Governor of the World Wildlife Fund and was Patron of Unley City Council Adopt a Tree Program. He is patron of the Friends of Woorabinda (Stirling Linear Park) and the SA Junior Field Naturalists Soc. He was chair of the Board of Nature Play SA (2016-2018) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors