Irwin visits PCYC
VETERAN wildlife warrior Bob Irwin will be speaking at the Whitsunday PCYC next Tuesday night from 6.30pm as part of the ‘Fight for the Reef’ campaign.
Earlier this year the Australian Marine Conservation Society and WWF-Australia launched a new advertising campaign featuring Bob Irwin, calling on all Australians to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from rapid industrialisation.
Mr Irwin has said publicly that the reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, “but our governments seem to have forgotten that fact”.
“The Australian people are the only ones who can make a difference to protecting the Reef.
“It’s your reef, but you’re going to have to fight for it,” he said.
Great Barrier Reef campaign director for the Australian Marine Conservation Society, Felicity Wishart, who will also be speaking at the upcoming event, said the threats to the reef were deeply troubling.
“The Great Barrier Reef is a major tourist destination generating $6 billion a year and supporting 60,000 jobs. No one is going to want come half way around the world to see mega industrial ports,” she said.
The event on August 6 is free to attend, with tea and coffee available for a gold coin donation.