An­i­mals, au­thors in spot­light

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

WHAT do you get when a marine bi­ol­o­gist, a zo­ol­o­gist, two field nat­u­ral­ists and two chil­dren’s wildlife au­thors get to­gether for an af­ter­noon? – A rekin­dling of won­der­ment and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the world around us and a de­sire to get back out to na­ture.

Bring the fam­ily along to meet all of the above on Satur­day at the Meet Your Lo­cal Wildlife Au­thors, a spe­cial event at the Wildlife Habit at 1pm.

The pas­sion­ate, ta­lented lo­cal wildlife au­thors will not only be shar­ing their books but also what in­spired each of them to get in­volved in con­ser­va­tion.

Martin’s Co­hen’s well­known and ad­mired 101 Se­ries – the An­i­mals of the Great Bar­rier Reef, Wet Trop­ics or the Plants se­ries – are handy iden­ti­fi­ca­tion books which are a must when show­ing vis­i­tors around the area.

For more de­tail about the an­i­mals found only within the Wet Trop­ics and nowhere else in the world, the new­est pub­li­ca­tion among th­ese au­thors is Craig Ward and Tim Hawkes’ Eter­nal En­demism the Wet Trop­ics: En­demic Ter­res­trial Ver­te­brates of Aus­tralia’s Wet Trop­ics.

It is Craig Ward’s pas­sion for not only the wildlife of the Wet Trop­ics but also the bi­ol­o­gists and pho­tog­ra­phers who work here which led to cre­ation of the fo­rum this Satur­day for lo­cals and fam­i­lies to come out and meet all th­ese re­gional au­thors at one venue.

In ad­di­tion to the sci­en­tific pub­li­ca­tions, renowned chil­dren’s wildlife au­thors and wildlife ad­vo­cates Pam Galeano and Eva Marie Welsh will be there.

The Meet Your Lo­cal Wildlife Au­thors event will be­gin at 1pm in the court­yard of the Wildlife Habi­tat Restau­rant, but fam­i­lies are wel­come to en­ter the park ear­lier and sim­ply make their way back to the restau­rant area by 1pm.

There is a 50 per cent dis­count of­fered for event guests.

Author Eva Marie Welsh

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