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Biographical entry Keto, Aila Inkeri (1943 - )

AO

Born
14 March 1943
Tully, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Conservationist

Summary

Aila Keto has worked for many years on the conservation and protection of Queensland's natural heritage. She was involved in the preparation of three successful world heritage nomination – the Wet Tropics, Fraser Island and the Central Eastern Rainforest. Her efforts have been recognised by numerous awards, including being only the second Australian to be awarded the Fred M Parker Award from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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Events

1966 - 1970
Career position - Tutor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Queensland
1971 - 1979
Career position - Tutor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Queensland
1980 -
Career position - Voluntary Conservationist
1982 -
Career position - Honorary President of the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society
1988
Award - United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Global Roll of Honour award received
1988
Award - BHP Bicentennial Award received
1988
Career position - Scientific Advisor for the Australian Government Delegation to the World Heritage Committee
1988
Award - Advance Australia Foundation Award received
1988 - 1993
Career position - Council member at the National Gallery of Australia
1990 - 1997
Career position - Board of Directors for the Wet Tropics Management Authority
1992
Award - Fred M Packard International Parks Merit Award received from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)
1993
Award - Avon Spirit of Achievement Award received
1994
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
2000
Award - Premiers' Millennium Awards for Excellence received
2000
Award - Queenslander of the Year award received

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

Ailie Smith