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Nature Conservation Margaret River hosts Gondwana Link chief Keith Bradby in new Sundowner Series

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Gondwana Link chief executive Keith Bradby.
Camera IconGondwana Link chief executive Keith Bradby. Credit: Annette Ruzicka

The region’s leading conservation body has secured a major coup, with Order of Australia medal recipient and Gondwana Link pioneer Keith Bradby headed to town.

The veteran environmentalist is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the launch of Nature Conservation Margaret River Region’s new Sundowner Series of talks on Tuesday, October 4.

Held at the Margaret River District Club, the informal sundowners are due to run during the next 12 months, inviting key speakers to the region and allowing audience members to dig deeper on crucial issues through question-and-answer sessions.

Mr Bradby received his OAM for services to conservation, and he was already known for his role as chief executive and co-founder of Gondwana Link — a big environmental reconstruction effort to provide wildlife and biodiversity corridors across the whole of south-western Australia — and as the narrator of films including A Million Acres a Year and Breathing life into Boodja.

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Nature Conservation general manager Drew McKenzie said the first talk would focus on Gondwana Link and how Margaret River fitted into the picture, and included a discussion panel featuring the Undalup Association’s Zac Webb.

Nature Conservation chair Ann Ward said the series would benefit engaged residents.

“I believe that living here comes with a responsibility to be an informed community who can learn together how to best care for where we live and how we can contribute to the wellbeing of the natural world,” Dr Ward said.

“We feel truly honoured to have Keith launching this important series.

“What he has achieved since he actively commenced his environmental work in 1976 and over the last 20 years since establishing Gondwana Link has made a huge difference to the ecological and cultural landscape of the South West.

“He’s a giant of conservation and a hugely entertaining and inspiring public speaker.”

Tickets are $15, or $35 with a Nature Conservation membership.

Visit www.natureconservation.org.au for more.

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