In this episode of Dark Sky Conversations, host Marnie Ogg interviews John Whittle, who works for the National Parks and Wildlife Service in New South Wales. John manages the Warrumbungle National Park, which is the first Dark Sky park in the southern...
In this episode of Dark Sky Conversations, host Marnie Ogg interviews John Whittle, who works for the National Parks and Wildlife Service in New South Wales. John manages the Warrumbungle National Park, which is the first Dark Sky park in the southern hemisphere. With a background in forestry, John oversees a team of rangers and field officers who are responsible for managing the park's environmental aspects, improving biodiversity, managing pests and weeds, and maintaining visitor infrastructure. He also keeps people informed about the work they do and the importance of preserving dark skies. This interview is presented as part of International Dark Sky Week 2023. For more details and resources for International Dark Sky Week, please visit https://www.darksky.org Email Marnie: - email@example.com Marnie Ogg talks with some of the brightest minds about light pollution and ways to protect our night skies. For more details, visit the Dark Sky website: https://www.darkskytraveller.com.au/podcast Subscribe, rate and review at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and all good podcast apps. Stream on demand from https://www.bitesz.com/show/dark-sky-conversations/ For more podcasts visit our HQ at https://bitesz.com
John started his career as a forester in Gilgandra and loved living and working in western NSW where he got to witness the dark sky every night, with the profile of the Warrumbungle mountains in the background. John continued to stay in inland NSW, eventually joining the National Parks and Wildlife Service in 2006 and becoming the Area Manager, Castlereagh, which includes the Warrumbungles. As part of John's job, he sits as the chair of the Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park Committee, which oversees the continued progress of Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park.
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