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24 March 1997
The Secretary of the Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, Roger Beale, has today announced the Head of the Biodiversity Group of Environment Australia, Dr Peter Bridgewater, will not seek a new term when his appointment ends on 13 May 1997.
Mr Beale said that Dr Bridgewater had made a very important contribution to the development of Australian environment policy and programs, as well as playing a major role in a number of international conventions.
Mr Beale hoped that the portfolio would be able to call on Dr Bridgewater's services in other capacities after his term expired.
Dr Bridgewater has been Head of the Biodiversity Group, formerly called the Australian Nature Conservation Agency, and the Director of National Parks and Wildlife in Australia since 1990.
An announcement of Dr Bridgewater's successor will be made in due course.
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