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Biographical entry Legge, Sarah M.



Sarah Legge is a wildlife ecologist with extensive research and conservation management experience. Much of her work has focused on parrots, cockatoos and kookaburras, demonstrating the effectiveness of research to produce national management and conservation strategies. For several years she was Lead Scientist with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, where she designed ecological monitoring programs and oversaw the reintroduction program. In the Kimberley she worked with government, landowners and indigenous communities to develop an award-winning and highly effective fire management program. Since 2012 she has been a member of the Commonwealth Government's Threatened Species Scientific Committee and also serves on Birdlife Australia's Threatened Species Committee. Legge is currently a leading scientist with the Threatened Species Recovery Hub, part of the National Environment Science Program of the Australian Department of Environment and based at the University of Queensland.



2012 -
Career position - Member, Threatened Species Scientific Committee, Commonwealth Government
Award - D. L. Serventy Medal, Birdlife Australia

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  • Anon, 'Serventy Medal citation: Sarah M. Legge', Emu, vol. 117, no. 3, 2017, p. 303. Details

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