Wildlife Queensland would like to express the Society's sadness at the death of Steve Irwin, extraordinary wildlife communicator and founder of Australia Zoo and Wildlife Warriors Worldwide Ltd.
In his short life, Steve achieved so much. He made huge numbers of people aware of wildlife and conservation issues by sharing his enthusiasm and joy in the natural world.
Wildlife Queensland particularly applauds the quiet way in which Steve went about purchasing and protecting significant habitat and land for biodiversity throughout Australia and the Pacific. This program was just one aspect of his thoughtful approach to charitable work - much of which the public never knew about.
The Society extends its sympathy to his family and colleagues. Wildlife in Australia and the world has lost a remarkable champion.
"There is much more to wildlife conservation than passion, but without passion, we may not be inspired to look, learn and act. Steve Irwin had a huge appeal to kids and young people. He acted like he believed that, in our hearts, we all share his terrific wonder and love of wildlife. I hope that's true, and that part of Steve's legacy is to remind us that we really do care." Saren Starbridge, Editor of Wildlife Australia Magazine.
For more information on the conservation work of Wildlife Warriors Worldwide, visit their website.
For more information about the poultry shed grant scheme and other activities, contact Wildlife Queensland by email or call +61 7 3221 0194.