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Adrian Caneris is a Principal Wildlife Expert and a Managing Director of BAAM Pty Ltd. Adrian is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (EIANZ) with expertise in vertebrate fauna assessment and identification, assessment of terrestrial habitats, ecological monitoring, wildlife management, biodiversity planning, feral species management and community liaison and facilitation. He has been involved in research, management, consulting, tertiary teaching and community based studies of terrestrial ecology, particularly vertebrate fauna, throughout South-east Queensland for over 20 years.

Since 2002, Adrian has undertaken specialist consultancy work for local and state governments and private organisations, undertaking fauna investigations and providing advice for fauna management and species recovery planning for numerous projects and significant species management.

Throughout his career Adrian has been appointed to numerous advisory and/or management committees. His experience and expertise is regularly sought for matters before the Queensland Planning and Environment Court and as independent advice for local governments to provide peer review and/or advice on significant development applications.

His commitment to the application of sound scientific investigation techniques to wildlife management issues is valued by policy-makers, land use planners, land managers, community organisations and private enterprise in Queensland.

He is a recognised leader in wildlife management and through his career he has been a pioneer on and responsible for numerous projects which have advanced the knowledge or application of wildlife management. Adrian is heavily involved in community conservation groups and has been the state president for the wildlife preservation society of Queensland and has also been a founding member and Director of the Wildlife Land Trust Ltd Qld.

Adrian conceived the concept for the Glossy Black Conservancy (GBC) which was formed in 2005, and has since gone on to be recognised as a significant development in processes for species specific wildlife management. Through Adrian’s leadership, since 2005 the number of partners within the GBC has continually grown with the GBC currently made up of over 25 partners and across state borders.

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