It is of grave concern to me that the Native Title Act of 1993 still allows the hunting of endangered and vulnerable species within our country.
There’s been a great deal of attention about a recent partnership between my granddaughter, Bindi Irwin, and SeaWorld (Orlando), announced in the media yesterday. Neither the Bob Irwin Wildlife & Conservation Foundation Inc. nor I had any knowledge of this partnership prior to the media announcement.
IMAGINE BEING ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL THAT MOST AUSTRALIANS NEVER GET TO CHANCE TO SEE…IN YOUR VERY OWN BACKYARD. ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A TREE KANGAROO! TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS VERY ELUSIVE ANIMAL, BOB’S RESEARCH TEAM DECIDED TO HEAD OUT TO THE ONLY LUMHOLTZ TREE KANGAROO CENTRE IN THE WORLD TO MEET THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES ENSURING
On 01 February Australians gathered on beaches right across Australia in a declared National Day of Action against the Western Australian shark cull. Here is a statement from Bob Irwin about the WA shark anti-cull rally written on 31st Jan 2014. WA’s shark mitigation policy has received a lot of media attention in recent weeks, and will no doubt continue to come under scrutiny
The Bob Irwin Wildlife and Conservation Foundation, Inc had heard positive reports about the Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, situated just off Gladstone. Knowing this was the only facility available to sea turtles in the region, our Research Team decided to head out to meet the team and see for ourselves the important work which they were undertaking. A Day in the Life with
I recently read a very profound article written by a surfer – Samuel Carmody – in reference to the West Australian Government’s decision to cull sharks following recent shark attacks on WA beaches. Thankfully, there appears to be upsurging support for the apex predators of our oceans, with thousands of people rallying to protest the Government’s reprehensible decision; however the article got me thinking
In June 2013, conservationists Greg Johnstone and Jess Mowat went to Namibia on a project that aims to alleviate human-elephant conflict with a desert-adapted population of African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana). This is their story… Our first camp was set in the farming district of Omaruru. After the EHRA volunteer group had set camp in what were dry, drought-ridden conditions (Aljazeera News: http://aje.me/19IkG1j), a heart-stopping
Bob has just returned from a trip to Cairns to discuss the Queensland government’s crocodile plan.
Still sorely missed.
Congratulations to the Coalition on the announcement of their well thought out policy to end the illegal hunting of turtles and dugongs under the guise of traditional hunting.
Brian Monk’s water bore in the heart of a developing gasfield has been the subject of much investigation. The LNG Enforcement Unit whose job it is to verify industry reports on gas leaks, claims there is no ignitable gas coming from the bore, but as can be clearly seen in these videos, the bore water is ignitable and the gas metres are measuring a