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View of the Wheatbelt, Western Australia © WWF-Aus / Alan Carmichael

Malene Hand profile photo. Photo courtesy of Malene Hand

Malene Hand

Science, Policy and Government Partnerships Manager

Growing up on Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula, I spent most of my time with family at the beach, bike-riding and bushwalking through national parks.

Living and travelling overseas has exposed me to the environmental challenges many countries face and motivated me to work towards protecting the incredible natural beauty we have here in Australia.

Now, at WWF, I work with federal and state policy-makers to advocate for strong environmental laws and policies on issues such as sustainable development and the protection of Australia’s threatened species.

I’ve been fortunate to work on environment and climate change policies both in Australia and internationally – in federal parliament and government, as well as with WWF in Vietnam.

I feel very privileged to work with WWF, advocating directly to decision-makers on issues that really matter, so that generations to come can continue to experience and benefit from the places we enjoy today.