Don Henry

Don Henry

Don Henry is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Conservation Foundation.  In the ’80s Don campaigned for the protection of Moreton Island, Great Barrier Reef islands, Cape York and the rainforests of north Queensland. He was the director of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland and the editor of Wildlife Australia before becoming the Australian director of the World Wide Fund for Nature. Don moved to Washington DC with WWF, working as director of the South Pacific Program (1992-95), the Asia-Pacific Program (1995-96) and the Global Forest Program (1996-98). In 1998 Don returned to Australia to take up the position of Executive Director (now CEO) of ACF, where he has been engaged in tackling some of the nation’s biggest environmental problems, like stopping destructive land clearing in Queensland, urging governments to buy back water licences from willing sellers and return the water to Murray-Darling rivers, securing National Heritage recognition for the Kimberley, responding to the challenges of climate change, and negotiating for millions of hectares of land to be returned to Traditional Owners on Cape York to be protected as jointly managed national parks and conservation areas.

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Keep your eyes on the prize and forget carbon tax fear

Keep your eyes on the prize and forget carbon tax fear

02 Jul 12 Each of us has childhood memories of exploring and enjoying the unique Australian environment. From the beach to the backyard,…... Read more

Regional Australia needs a healthy flowing Murray

Regional Australia needs a healthy flowing Murray

14 Feb 12 After a wetter than average year in the Murray-Darling Basin many people seem to think the problems of Australia’s most…... Read more

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