G. Barry Baker


G. Barry Baker has been interested in the study of birds and other wildlife since he was a teenager in the 1960s. Employed for many years with the Australian Government, he worked on a range of national park and wildlife issues until establishing an environmental consulting practice in 2003. His work both with government and multilateral environmental agreements over the last 25 years has focused on wildlife management and conservation biology of threatened birds, particularly the management of bycatch in commercial fisheries and including the development and testing of technical bycatch mitigation measures. He has held a number of international appointments including that of Conference-Appointed Scientific Councillor for Bycatch to the Convention on Migratory Species (2003–present), chair of the Seabird Bycatch Working Group of the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatross and Petrels (2006–2013), as well as chair of a number of BirdLife Australia committees including the Research and Conservation Committee, National Monitoring Committee, and Key Biodiversity Area Committee. Barry has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and many reports dealing with various aspects of wildlife management and conservation of threatened birds and mammals.