Recently I met up with Chris from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to do my third Kids on Conservation Interview. This time it was on the endangered broad headed snake. The broad headed snake is classified as vulnerable. The broad headed snake is quite elusive and its threats include removal of large rocks that they depend on. Rocks are often removed from their environment and then sold for use in peoples gardens. But they are also threatened by habitat destruction and feral predators. Unfortunately this beautiful snake is sometimes mistaken as a diamond python but unlike the diamond python being non venomous the broad headed snake is venomous.
The interview is below:
Stay tuned as there will be another interview next month
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Today I went up to Brisbane to the Queensland Museum Natural Leaders Competition media announcement. I entered a video into the competition that focused on the problems of habitat destruction on the Gold Coast. I was absolutely thrilled to be one of the runner ups. I had a great time at the museum talking to the staff and the other finalists. I really enjoyed holding a Goliath Stick Insect for the first time, seeing Green Tree Pythons feed and the museum's amazing displays. Congratulations to the winner of the competition, Aryan and the other runner up, Charlotte for their great videos. It was a great to spend time with other kids who are also raising awareness of environmental issues.
My video entry is below:
To learn more about the Natural Leaders Program and to see some of the inspirational videos entered into the competition click here.
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Recent Patric conatcted me on one of my contact forms asking if my website can have the endangered Alpine She-Oak Skink. And I have just published the page for it, Alpine She-Oak Skink.
If anyone has a endangered animal they want to see on my website please don't fret, contact me below or on the contact form of the bottom of the Endangered Species page.
I nearly forgot today is world toilet day! Yes there is a world toilet day. Unfortunately over 2.4 billion people don't have access to a toilet. That's more than the population of China, the worlds most populated country. Another massive problem is the making and usage of unsustainable toilet paper. Millions of trees get flushed down the toilet every year. This destroys the habitat of endangered animals like Sumatran Tigers, Dingoes, Tasmanian Devils etc. It also affects other animals like Wombats, Long Billed Corella's, Barking Owls and countless others.
Meet Who Gives a Crap. Check out the video above to learn about what they are working to achieve. I promise you will have a laugh as you are watching. Who Gives A Crap is a toilet paper company that donates 50% of their profits to sanitation projects and have given access to a toilet to 50 thousand people! Their toilet paper is made from recycled paper.
You can help wildlife affected by unsustainable forestry by:
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Last night I attended the 2015 Gecko Gold Coast Environmental Awards Night. I knew I was doing a speech but to my surprise I also received an award! There were so many inspirational people at the Awards Night. I was so excited to see my good friend Doris (pictured above) also receive an award for donating hundreds of hours to many organisations such as boomerang bags.
One of the inspirational people was Holley Somerville. At the age of only 8 years old she started her own charity called Stardust. What she did was sing and busk and get money and when she got an amount of money she was happy with she would donate it to an organisation. This year Holley has started a movement against Palm Oil!, called "Tell someone who cares". Soon she will be launching some new Palm Oil Free Products!
Congratulations to all the award winners.
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