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Aila Keto  

Areas of Environmental Action:

Conservation 

Summary of Achievements:

Professor Aila Keto has worked since 1982 as President of the Australian
Rainforest Conservation Society to build support for the conservation of the
natural heritage of Queensland. As a research scientist, she has identified
numerous natural value in the rainforests of Queensland. She has made important
contributions to at least three World Heritage Sites in north-eastern Australia.
Professor Keto’s work led to the protection of more than 1.5 million hectares of
Queensland's rainforest.

Her most recent achievement is the negotiation of a historic agreement signed by
the Queensland Timber Board, the Queensland Government, and three major
conservation groups that will ensure the conservation of the native forests of
Queensland, serving as something of a national precedent for work of this kind.

Professor Keto’s achievements were honoured with the award of the Volvo Environment Prize in 2005.

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http://www.environment-prize.com/
 

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