6 Sept 2022
THANKS TO OUR MY BACKYARD PARTNERS
The tool is enabled by WWF-Australia with support from the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology. WWF would like to acknowledge Threatened Australians co-developers Gareth Kindler and Professor James Watson from the University of Queensland, Dr Nick Kelly from the Queensland University of Technology, and web developer Timothy Carden for their contribution, guidance and input on the development of the My Backyard tool.
Discover what threatened wildlife could call your backyard home and how you can help them thrive again.
Gareth Kindler is a PhD student at theat the University of Queensland. Gareth is currently thinking about effective approaches to protect nature, whether by creating digital applications that encourage more people to learn of the crisis and get involved or by assessing techniques for intervening with the destructive impacts of human existence.
Professor James Watson
James Watson is a Professor of Conservation Science at the University of Queensland. He leads the, whose mission is to do policy-oriented research aimed directly at improving global conservation outcomes. He also leads the , whose mission is to work with partners to do applied research that is linked directly to the practice of site-based rare species conservation.
James founded the International Union of Nature Conservation Climate Change Specialist Group in 2012 and was the chair between 2012-2018. He served on the United Nations International Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Data and Knowledge Task Force between 2016-2020, with a core role of striving to have climate assessments included to IPBES reports. He is a Research Fellow for the United Nations Environment Program and Senior Technical expert for the United Nations Development Program’s Global Programme on Nature for Development. James also serves on scientific committees for Bush Heritage Australia, SUBAK Australia and BirdLife Australia and has a long-term scientific relationship with the Wildlife Conservation Society. He serves on the Queensland Government's Land Restoration Fund's Investment Panel.
Dr Nick Kelly
Dr Nick Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in the. He uses interaction design in the context of transdisciplinary research, collaborating broadly to address real-world problems such as the biodiversity crisis, teacher working conditions, and housing security.
Timothy Carden is a web developer atand an occasional sessional tutor at the Queensland University of Technology. He enjoys opportunities to collaborate on projects that provide a technical and creative challenge but also that give something back.
Try the My Backyard tool to find out what threatened wildlife could call your backyard home and how you can help them thrive again.