Phoebe Meagher

Phoebe Meagher works as a Wildlife Conservation Officer at Taronga Conservation Society Australia in Sydney. As a conservation biologist she manages recovery programs as well as population management for native mammals and aquatic animals. Phoebe also undertakes research into threatened species and how best to protect them from illegal wildlife trading, marine debris pollution and other threats. Her particular passion is for sharks and stingrays, completing an Honours degree and PhD studying the grey nurse shark and shovelnose rays, and currently managing the Australian Shark Attack File at Taronga.

In a recent trip to the Phillipines jungles of Palawan, Phoebe collected samples for developing new forensic tests to stop wildlife criminals poaching animals such as the Pangolin, the most heavily trafficked mammal in the world. That research made the cover of Australian Geographic and was presented personally by Phoebe to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Sydney.

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