Caring for Landcarers Evening with Jessie Panazzolo

24th Nov 2022 |

On Thursday 8th December we will be hosting an evening for Landcarers - how do we care for ourselves while caring for the land?  

When: December 07, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Where: North West Tas, exact location TBA

What: This event works to care for Landcarers as individuals and groups working in the often challenging, demanding and unending task of caring for our land and waterways. 

We are very pleased to announce guest speaker for the evening, Jessie Panazzolo, founder of Lonely Conservationists and author of How to Conserve Conservationists. 

The Landcare movement relies heavily on volunteers to be able to undergo much of the work that's needed for conservation and land management in Australia. From the stories that community members have published to, Jessie has started to uncover how volunteers are experiencing the conservation industry. From these stories she has learnt how to provide value and community to volunteers who feel undervalued, overworked and lonely in conservation.

About Jessie Panazzolo 

At three years old Jessie was asking her mother how she could save the orangutans, which set her on a trajectory to become deeply involved in the conservation space.

Throughout completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Biodiversity and Conservation, Jessie spent every Christmas break travelling to equatorial regions of the world to get hands on conservation experience.

Jessie finally got to answer her three year old questions when she completed her honours degree in North Sumatra on the spatial ecology of the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan and elephant. During this time, Jessie worked with some of the most well known orangutan conservationists in the world.

That year she also had the crushing realisation that she could not be a part of long term sustainable conservation in a country so distant from her own, and she headed home to find projects she could be a part of her own country, Australia.


This event forms part of our Outreach Program and has been funded by the Braddon Volunteer Grants and the Tasmanian Landcare Fund.