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Harry James

Graduate Agricultural Extension Officer

Harry graduated from the University of Queensland in December 2018 where he was studying Environmental Management (Honours), majoring in natural systems and wildlife.

Harry’s traineeship will further his understanding of agricultural extension and land management by working with graziers to help implement practices to improve water quality impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.

Harry has a passion for community-based natural resource management and tackling the challenges of delivering strong environmental and social outcomes in the Cape York region.

During his time studying at UQ, he attended a five-week internship with Wet Tropics Management Authority in Cairns, and another three-month internship with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in central China.  

In his spare time Harry enjoys hiking, bird-watching and all things outdoors.

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