Justin Febey is an indigenous Tasmanian Ranger with 20 years’ experience in the management of wildlife in Tasmania and its’ off shore islands. Inspired by an early introduction to Sir David Attenborough documentaries, where he developed a passion for wildlife, he undertook a degree in Environmental and Cultural heritage management. Justins’ wildlife work specialises in threatened species management programs and in fur seal management in Tasmanian waters.
Justin was a member of the highly successful Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Program which succeeded in the total eradication of the introduced European rabbit, black rat and mice, where he worked and lived on the Subantarctic Island for 13 months as assistant team leader of the eradication team. Justin is part of a small specialist team in Tasmania that undertakes whale rescue at stranding events and the disentanglement of cetaceans and seals caught in marine debris. He has 9 years’ experience working with the Australian Antarctic program as a watercraft operator and watercraft coordinator where he has worked at the Australian Antarctic bases of Casey Station, Davis Station and Mawson Station.