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Tim will appear at Sydney’s Vivid festival in June (see box below).

He appeared in the ABC TV special Surviving Extinction, talking about extinction and the plight of the endangered regent honeyeater. The episode is available on YouTube

He was recently interviewed at length by Shoba Narayan for her Bird Podcast based in India.

He has written a report for the Invasive Species Council, not released yet, about every Australian animal extinction since 1960.

In May last year he spoke at events in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Invasive Species Council, a group that formed in response to Tim’s 1999 book Feral Future. He had called for better policies on invasive species and the Council is committed to that. Tim became one of the founders of the group, as reported in The Age in 2003.

Tim is spending most of his time writing.


Tim will appear on 7 June as part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival, on the topic What Can We Learn from Nature. He will speak at the Australian Museum with acclaimed bird photographer Leila Jeffreys and American meditation philosopher David Gandelman. The event promises this:

‘Drawing from personal experiences as well as their environmental efforts, this panel will jolt you into a more mindful space, and ask you to reconsider how we interact with the world around us. From beings big and small, there’s plenty we can learn.’

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Tim has more talks lined up this year. A bird talk planned for Eltham Pub, inland from Byron Bay, was cancelled because of the floods in 2022, and is now planned for May. His Vivid talk in Sydney is in June. Other talks will be announced in due course. He gave a zoom talk to a bird group in Florida in December 2022, following one he did for the Nuttall Ornithological Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tim Low with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews after winning People’s Choice at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (Photo Matt Deller).