Women for Wilderness: Interview with Lizze Corke

(Pictured left) Lizzie Corke on the site of her new ecotourism venture Wildlife Wonders that the CEC is establishing near Apollo Bay . © Doug Gimesy

WildArk: Where did your dedication to wildlife conservation come from?

Lizzie with Otways Conservation Dog, Teddy. Photo: © Annette Ruzicka

WildArk: What is so special/unique about the Otways and its wildlife, in your opinion?

Long-nosed Potoroo. Photo: © Doug Gimesy

WildArk How did the Conservation Ecology Centre come about?

(Top)Tiger quoll. (Bottom) Lizzie Corke looking after her Tiger Quolls. Photo: Lucia Griggi

WildArk: What have been some of the key research projects or milestones that your team has been involved with/ achieved?

A climbing Tiger Quoll. © Lucia Griggi

WildArk: What role does community play in caring for ecosystems in this area?

WildArk: What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced in conservation here?

Ecological burning with CFA to restore biodiversity. Photo: © Conservation Ecology Centre (Right) Intern Jarrad Barnes releasing a koala. Photo: © Madeline Brenker

WildArk: What are the key focus areas for the CEC at the moment?

CEC Conservation & Research Manager, Dr Jack Pascoe and Intern Shauni Omond carrying out fieldwork in the Great Otway National Park. Photo: © Doug Gimesy

WildArk: What role does conservation and wilderness play in your family life

WildArk: What are you most proud of with regards to your organisations conservation work?

CEC Conservation & Research Manager, Dr Jack Pascoe setting up a camera trap. Photo: © Doug Gimesy

WildArk: What is your greatest hope for the future of conservation in Australia?

Resident Koala at the Otway Conservation and Ecology Centre. (Right) Sunset at the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road. Photo: © Lucia Griggi

WildArk: What inspires you?

WildArk: What does the word wild mean to you?

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Wild Ark is movement for the wild. Our mission is to protect as much of the world’s biodiversity as we can and inspire people to reconnect with nature.

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