Dr Sally Box
Dr Sally Box, Threatened Species Commissioner
Dr Sally Box has been appointed as Australia’s new Threatened Species Commissioner.
The Threatened Species Commissioner champions the implementation of the Threatened Species Strategy and practical conservation actions to recover our most threatened plants and animals. Using the principles of science, action and partnership, the Commissioner works with conservation organisations, governments, community and the private sector to improve the trajectory of our threatened species.
“Dr Box will continue the excellent work already underway, develop new initiatives and approaches and increase momentum for threatened species conservation,” said Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP.
Dr Box has a PhD in Plant Sciences and began her career in the Department of the Environment and Energy working on threatened species assessments. Since, she has worked with the community to design and deliver programs focused on threatened species conservation, including through her leadership of the Green Army.
Dr Box has also worked in partnership with scientists and landholders to deliver the Emissions Reduction Fund and most recently worked on the Paris Agreement in the Department’s international climate change area.
Dr Box will take up the position of Threatened Species Commissioner in late January 2018.
Contacting the Threatened Species Commissioner
Consulting with and listening to the community is an important part of the commissioner’s work. Contact details for the commissioner’s office are: