Two out of every three Australians currently live in or close to our capital cities, and this number is increasing.
In our rapidly expanding urban landscapes, our connection with-and access to-nature is diminishing to the detriment of our communities and environment. To create greener, more liveable cities we are engaging communities across Australia to bring nature back to our cities and urban fringes by restoring natural ecosystems and urban tree canopy cover for wildlife; improving water quality in our rivers and wetlands; building green corridors to help meet carbon neutral targets and creating open spaces for recreation.
As Manager – Biodiversity and Restoration in Greening Australia’s Science team, Michael works at the interface of all our teams to translate good ideas into fundable Nature-Based Solutions that are impact led and can be practically delivered.
Dr. Michelle Frankel is Greening Australia’s Community Conservation and Education Manager. She holds a PhD in behavioural ecology and was formerly the director of a nature education centre with the National Audubon Society, the leading bird conservation organisation in the US. Michelle has been leading urban and community-based conservation and environmental education initiatives for the past 20 years in the US, Israel and now Australia.