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Dr Eddie Game: Lead scientist for the Asia Pacific region. © Justine Hausheer/TNC

Who We Are

Our Science

Follow the science

Science guides our decision making and directs our efforts in the field so that we can make the biggest positive difference for conservation. That’s why we’re the world’s leading conservation science organisation.


Our conservation scientists are working around the world in 72 countries where we're pioneering countless innovative conservation solutions.

Science is at the heart of everything we do.

Our scientific work goes beyond the traditional scope of conservation to tackle Australia’s toughest environmental challenges. From pioneering techniques to restore lost shellfish reefs in the south, to innovative fire programs at a vast scale in the north, our science work constantly pushes the practice of conservation forward. We have more than 600 scientists spread across the world working hands-on with nature, discovering smarter ways of protecting endangered species and their fragile environments.

Here in Australia, our team includes highly qualified, experienced and published experts in their fields, so we’re in good hands to achieve our conservation goals.

Find out more about our scientists like Chief Scientist Dr Hugh Possingham, Director of Conservation Dr James Fitzsimons and Lead Scientist for Asia Pacific Dr Eddie Game.

Armed with science, we can find the hope needed to overcome even the greatest challenges and build a stronger future.

Hugh Possingham Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
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Rye Beach, Victoria is close to Melbourne © Susanna Lenc