Professor John Woinarski has been engaged in conservation research, policy and management in Australia for more than 40 years. Much of that period has been in northern Australia. He has authored several books including, with others, the recent Action Plan for Australian Mammals. He has written extensively on ecology and conservation, with particular interest in birds and mammals, and threatened species generally. He is currently a Deputy Director of the Threatened Species Research Hub of the National Environment Science Programme, with affiliation to the Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University.