Project Numbat Committee

Positions Available

Project Numbat held its AGM on Tuesday 16th October 2018. We still have some positions available that can be filled at any time.

By volunteering with Project Numbat you will be working with like minded people and in a well organised group while contributing to the long term awareness and protection of the Numbat; Western Australia's mammal emblem and an endangered species.

Are you interested in becoming a committee member?

For more information about us see our 2017 Annual Report, Constitution and current committee positions available.  Not sure you can commit to an entire role? then contact us and let us know how you can help - at

President - Tamara Wilkes-Jones

Tamara first became aware of numbats as a child watching the Nature of Australia documentaries but living in Victoria meant she wasn't going to see one in the wild. Her first sighting of a numbat was at Yookamurra sanctuary 2002 in South Australia now run by Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Her regular wild sightings became an addiction in 2007 soon after she moved to Western Australia predominately to experience the state's unique flora and fauna.

That day in 2007 was a 40+ degree day in the morning and in a Wandoo Woodland with little shade, friendly ticks and the only cool breeze provided by driving with the car window down, she was rewarded to see her first numbat on its hind legs on the side of road observing the surroundings. That's when her interest in numbats began and has continued to grow as she participates in Project Numbat, volunteers with Department of Parks and Wildlife, continues her woodland numbat experiences and inspires others to take an interest in the numbat.

Vice President – Emily Safe

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Treasurer – Jennie Carson

Jennie has always had a love of the outdoors and has spent many hours walking through the beautiful bush surrounding Perth and her homeland of Canada.  Now that she has a young family, she is keen to set an example for her children and to give back to the environment that has provided her with so much enjoyment over the years.

This will be Jennie’s first year on the committee as Merchandise Officer and she is excited to help raise awareness about Project Numbat and to help ensure the Numbat population can one day thrive in their natural habitat.

Secretary – Brian Hadwin

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Committee Members

Amy Robey

Growing up with parents who rehabilitated injured wildlife, Amy has always had an interest in conservation. For a number of years after school however, she could not figure out what to do with her passion. She decided to go to uni and in mid 2014 graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Conservation Biology. She then decided that she wanted to develop her research skills further and re-enrolled in Honours, which she has recently completed. 

During her undergrad degree Amy began to do as much volunteer fieldwork as possible and, to date, has been lucky enough to be involved in a range of fauna trapping projects in areas such as the Pilbara, Dryandra Woodland, Rottnest Island, Busselton and Manjimup. 

Amy works for the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions; she previously volunteered for a number of organisations including WWF, the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation and Native Animal Rescue. These opportunities allowed her to lend her skills to important not-for-profit organisations whilst learning about different industries and gaining additional skills.

Amy joined Project Numbat in order to help out a worthy cause and in the hope that it’ll allow her to see a numbat in the wild as she is yet to do this!

Karen Cavanough

A love of wildlife led Karen to a variety of studies including certificates in veterinary nursing and captive animals; and also degrees in conservation and wildlife biology and captive vertebrate management. 

Karen has been a Project Numbat Member since 2010 and joined our Committee in 2013. She joined Project Numbat to make a difference and help to conserve WA's unique mammal emblem.  Karen is fortunate to work as a Zookeeper within the Native Species Breeding Program at Perth Zoo with our beloved numbats and other endangered WA species.

Karen is also a current volunteer at Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Turtle Oblonga Rescue and Rehabilitation Network. She has previously undertaken voluntary roles locally at the Caversham Wildlife Park and Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, as well as overseas with the Orangutan Health Network, the Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand, Free the Bears and Animals Asia.

Shelley Hill

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Adam Cross

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