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Local naturalist Ian Fraser Recognised


Minister for Environment and Sustainability, Mr John Hargreaves, today congratulated local naturalist, Ian Fraser, who has been awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion for his contribution to ecology, conservation and education.


“Ian Fraser is a deserving recipient of this award,” Mr Hargreaves said. “His involvement and commitment to conservation is recognised and appreciated by the ACT Government, conservation groups and the wider ACT community.


“The medallion is awarded each year by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria in recognition of a significant contribution to the understanding of Australian Natural History.


“Mr Fraser is well known to the Canberra community through his natural history program ‘Around the Bush Capital’ which has been running for almost ten years on ABC Local Radio.


“He is also a respected author and environmental educator who has co-authored several books about ACT flora and fauna, produced numerous reports and articles and has taught a number of environmental courses. He regularly gives talks to ACT environmental and community groups and runs a local eco-tourism business.


“Mr Fraser also advises the ACT Government on environmental matters through his membership, over many years, of ACT Government advisory committees. Mr Fraser is currently Chair of the Natural Resource Management Advisory Committee,” Mr Hargreaves said.


The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria is Victoria's oldest conservation group, founded in 1880, continues to be a vigorous and practical advocate of conservation and the study of natural history. Further information about the Australian Natural History Medallion can be obtained from


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