Gary Howling

Executive Director

Gary graduated from Lincoln University, New Zealand with postgraduate qualifications in Applied Ecology, and has worked in a variety of roles in Government and the natural resource management sector for over twenty years. These included as former Conservation Manager with the GER from its inception within the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change.

As a member of the newly formed board overseeing the GER, Gary continues to be involved in providing regional and program-wide partnerships with specialist scientific conservation advice to guide connectivity conservation efforts. His role also involves communicating the importance of collaboration across and between stakeholders and landscapes and putting this into practice through his links with other initiatives such as Gondwana Link and the FAUNA Research Alliance.



Contribute towards the Great Eastern Ranges vision to protect, connect and restore healthy landscapes across 3,600km of eastern Australia.