Peter Bridgewater

Special Adviser to the ISC

FLS PhD DResMgmt (hc)
Honorary Professor
Centre for Museums and Heritage
The Australian National University

Peter Bridgewater was chief scientist of the UK Nature Conservancy Council 1989–1990;  chief executive of the Australian Nature Conservation Agency and director of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (1990–1997)and Chief Science Adviser to the Minister for the Environment (1997-99). He was secretary of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme and Director of its Division of Ecological Sciences 1999–2003; Secretary-General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (2003-2007) and Chair of the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2007-2014)

He holds Honorary posts at The Australian National University, University of Canberra, Beijing Forestry University and the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University, and is currently Chair of Wildlife Health Australia.


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