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Biographical entry Moors, Philip James (1948 - )

5 April 1948
Conservationist and Ornithologist


Philip Moors was the first full-time Director of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union 1989-1992 and has been Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne since 1992. His interests include conservation, Antarctic science and ornithology.


Born Australia, 5 April 1948. Educated Australian National University (BSc Hons 1970) and University of Aberdeen (PhD 1974). New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service ca 1971; Scientist, New Zealand Wildlife Service 1974-85, Assistant Director, Research 1985-87; Assistant Director, Research, Department of Conservation, New Zealand 1987-88; first full-time Director, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union 1989-92; Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne from 1992. Organised 1982 International Council for Bird Preservation (ICBP) symposium on management of islands for the conservation of rare birds and edited its proceedings.

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  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, 492 pp. Details

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