Noosa Biosphere Reserve - A celebration of community and environment.

Peter Hunnam

Board Director

Peter is a local ecologist and environmental scientist, living in Tewantin with partner Valerie, diving, sailing, kayaking, and singing when time allows and both active members of numerous local groups. Peter has been a Member of the NBRF for the past ten years and is a Board Director for the second time. He is particularly interested in people living close to nature, building local ecological knowledge, using and developing local natural resources in ecologically sensitive and sustainable ways.

Peter brings to the Board more than 40 years’ professional experience in the development and management of conservation and sustainable development programs comparable to Biosphere Reserves. These span a wide range of socio-economic and ecological settings, and include integrated conservation & development projects, Marine Parks, LMMAs, biodiverse landscapes and other multi-use schemes, as well as conventional protected areas. He has specialised in the design and monitoring, evaluation and adaptive management of these complex programs and in using participatory research and planning tools to build local capacity.

Peter has written umpteen management reviews and evaluations, policies and plans, and also two books on life in water, The Living Aquarium and the Marine Life of Aqaba – he would like to write more.