Dr. Georgia Ward-Fear is a custodian of Nature. Travelling the world as a conservation ecologist, Georgia is fuelled by fascination, inspiration and optimism; developing solutions to problems faced by all the other species that we share this planet with. Ensuring the wilderness stays wild.
Georgia works closely with a suite of NGOs, conservation organisations and the government as a key researcher in large-scale environmental projects across Australia and Asia; she also collaborates extensively with indigenous cultural groups of the Kimberley region – the Balanggarra, Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Wunambal Gaambera, Yawuru and Nyikina Mangala people. Using two way-knowledge, the synergy between Western Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge, they develop solutions to environmental challenges faced On Country.
As an advocate for equity and diversity in Science, Georgia is also a ’Superstar of STEM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). Run by Science and Technology Australia, the Superstars program spotlights talented women in STEM, aiming to smash gender stereotypes of ‘Scientists’ in society, and encourage more girls to take up and stay in the STEM fields.
Listen to Georgia – Rewilding Our Home speakers panel – Manganna Main Stage 11am Sunday