Wednesday 16 February


6pm - 8pm


MPavilion, Melbourne Zoo

Join us for an exclusive launch event for The Great Forest by Professor David Lindenmayer AO

The Great Forest will be brought to life through an immersive lightbox exhibition, celebrating the stunning photographs by Dr Chris Taylor, Sarah Rees and Steve Kuiter.

Enjoy drinks and canapes, as well as presentations by Professor David Lindenmayer AO, Simon McKeon AO, and Zoos Victoria CEO Jenny Gray. The evening will conclude with a book signing and networking.  

About the author and book

Professor David Lindenmayer AO is one of Australia's leading scientists. Based at the Australian National University, he has worked on the conservation of forests and their wildlife for 40 years.

He has published 45 books and over 1100 scientific papers, and has broad interests in conservation biology, landscape ecology, vertebrate ecology, forest ecology and woodland conservation. Professor Lindenmayer AO has received numerous awards, is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.

The Great Forest is a tribute to extraordinary landscapes now under severe threat from logging and wildfires. It uncovers the intricate webs of life that make Mountain Ash forests so much more than their towering trees. It explores the unique forests that have sustained the Gunaikurnai, Taungurung and Wurundjeri peoples for tens of thousands of years, and that provide a home for creatures found almost nowhere else.

Supporting conservation

The great forests of the Victorian Central Highlands, as featured in the book, are home to the critically endangered Leadbeater's Possum and the Baw Baw Frog, among many other creatures and plants found almost nowhere else.

You can support the conservation of these unique species through our Conservation Partners program, or by learning more about Zoos Victoria's Fighting Extinction species

With gratitude to our sponsor, The Finkel Foundation, for their support of the exhibition.