Thank You to our Sponsors, Partners and Supporters:
Dr. Alan N. Wilton
Brief Personal History
Dr. Alan Wilton is a canine geneticist with extensive experience in population genetics, disease gene identification and genetic testing. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific journal publications. He has recently been involved in several high profile projects that have lead to high impact publications, for example Genetics Research in Aboriginal Australians published in Am J Hum Genet and Genetic Analysis of Dog Domestication in Nature. Dr Wilton is a member of the Executive Committee and the Management Committee for the Ramaciotti Centre for Gene Function Analysis (UNSW), a cutting-edge sequencing and molecular analysis facility. Dr Wilton received his PhD from the University of Sydney in 1980, this was followed by a post-docs position at North Carolina State University, UC Davis, University of Western Australia, University of Adelaide and Macquarie University. In 1991 he accepted the position of Lecturer in Genetics at the University of New South Wales. He has since been promoted to a Senior Lecturer position where he lectures on genetics and recombinant DNA techniques. Dr Wilton holds patents in the US and in Australia for genetic testing methods for diseases in dogs. He has a long-standing position as an assessor for ARC and NHMRC grant applications as well as reviewing papers for various journals. Dr Wilton currently holds tenured position with 50% teaching and 50% research requirement. He is a patron to 3 dog clubs and 4 dingo conservation groups. He is a committee member of the National Dingo Preservation and Recovery Program. He established DNA methods for distinguishing pure bred dingoes from domestic dog hybrids in late 1990s and has collaborated with various conservation groups and government agencies to assess to state of the wild dingo population.
The members of the Wildlife Protection Association of Australia Inc. are dedicated and committed to the conservation and protection of our native wildlife. We provide a credibile and effective forum to bring community concerns and wildlife issues to a global stage. As a non-government community-based group, we lobby the Government at all levels to do better with wildlife protection, and to implement nonlethal wildlife management, for perceived wildlife overpopulations.
With your help and support we will continue to do that. If you join our Association, for a small yearly fee, you can help us to continue our campaigns of community education. A small donation will help us even further, and you can do this from our membership page using PayPal or you could even mail us a cheque.
‘Brad Purcell PhD’
for Brad’s Honours he studied small mammal habitat preference in northeastern Sydney remnant Bushland. He wrote a consultancy report on feral pigs for Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW, and another on feral deer for the Sydney Catchment Authority.
Brad trapped and released 52 dingoes in the blue mountains, wrote the book ‘Dingo’ for CSIRO Publishing Australian Natural History series, and has had extensive media coverage including 8 minutes on Catalyst about his PhD findings.
Brad has taken the BBC into the field as scientific adviser for a documentary on lace monitors and their interactions with dingoes, and was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship to study proactive and sustainable management of wild living canids in Botswana, Poland, United Kingdom and United States.
THANK YOU BRAD FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!
‘Many present-day Australians see the dingo as a threat and a pest to human production systems. An alternative viewpoint, which is more in tune with Indigenous culture, allows others to see the dingo as a means to improve human civilisation. The dingo has thus become trapped between the status of pest animal and totemic creature. This book helps readers to recognise this dichotomy, as a deeper understanding of dingo behaviour is now possible through new technologies which have made it easier to monitor their daily lives.’
Dr John Kingston
Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland;
Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Queensland;
Dip.Ag. Economics; Dip. Environmental Studies, University of Queensland;
Dip. Regional Economic Development, CARED.
Member of the Australian Veterinary Association
Member of National Environmental Law Association
Fellow of Asian Chemical Societies
Accredited Member of the Australian Institute
Principal Member of the Association of Australian Agricultural Consultants
Associate of the Environmental Law Roundtable of Australia and New Zealand
Member of the Australian Water Association.
Areas of Specialisation
Policy and strategy development at government, industry and farm levels; institutional analysis and strengthening; national sector planning; meat hygiene and international marketing impediments; quarantine protocols; veterinary and public health; river and estuarine health; disease control and eradication; aquaculture; community development; watershed protection; agro-forestry; and management.
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, England, Fiji, Germany, Holland, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, USA, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa.
“They say I have a gift of the gab, why not use it to speak out for those without a voice? It’s all about education. Tell it like it is, sprinkle with a sense of humour and get the message across without preaching.
Animals have no voice. It’s up to us to speak and act on their behalf.
Cruelty is cruelty no matter what the species.
We need to aim for a much kinder world.” Sylvia Raye
The Bob Irwin Wildlife Fund is a not-for-profit conservation organisation affiliated with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Queensland, which is dedicated to the preservation of all wildlife and its habitat for future generations.
We are inspired by Steve’s passion for conservation, and commit to continuing his vision to leave this world a better place. Hundreds of people from different backgrounds told us they were looking for extensive, up to date information on the environment and sustainable development. We started Eco Voice to provide a regular and broad overview of environmental information. We cover everything from renewable energy and sustainable building to natural living and organic agriculture.
“The poor old Dingo, our only native dog, has been hunted down and persecuted ever since white man came to Australia. Although it is believed to have been introduced from Asia, approximately four thousand years ago, it has been recognised recently as playing a part in the balance of nature. Especially now that rabbits, goats, foxes etc are a part of our wildlife’s demise.
I was in our shack in the mountains in Queensland one day when this beautiful golden dingo walked down our driveway. His white coat was magnificent. He came quite close as I watched through the kitchen window. I poked my head out the door and with two bounds he was gone. A most beautiful specimen.”
‘DINGO’ written and recorded by John Williamson
(2) Emusic Pty Ltd (or Strinesong Pty Ltd)
Available on ‘WILDLIFE WARRIORS: IT’S TIME’ CD through EMI Music
URBAN JUNGLES RADIO
Established in 1994, FAME is a national organisation with an impressive track-record of providing support for important conservation projects across Australia.
FAME focuses on providing support exclusively for Australian species most at risk of extinction, and for projects that will increase the likelihood of the survival of one or more of those species.
FAME believes that a partnership approach to saving endangered species is the best use of scarce resources. We work with like-minded organisations on projects around Australia to save endangered species from extinction.
FAME also conducts and supports programmes of environmental education so that future generations of Australians will have a greater understanding of the uniqueness of Australian wildlife and the Australian environment.
FAME’s objectives are to motivate and engage individuals, Trusts and Foundations, and the corporate community in our work; to raise funds in support of existing projects; and to establish sufficient reserve funds to respond to urgent opportunities to save Australian wildlife wherever and whenever they arise.
In 2010 FAME has 850 financial members, and many thousands of loyal donors across the Australia and internationally.
Potoroo Palace is a not-for-profit organisation passionate about caring for the Earth. Our aims are:
· To improve the habitats and wellbeing of the native animals already in our care
· To promote public awareness of their plight in the wild
· To educate the community about the importance of the conservation of our unique Australian native animals and plants.
You can contact us at:
Native Animal Education Sanctuary
2372 Princes Highway
Yellowpinch via Merimbula NSW 2548.
Phone: (02) 6494 9225 (Café and Group Bookings)
(02) 6494 9053 (Office)
Fax: (02) 6494 9559
The Australian Wildlife Protection Council (AWPC) is a non-profit charity founded in 1969 by Arthur Queripel and incorporated in 1981. Arthur remembers seeing “smouldering piles of mallee scrub and mounds of dead kangaroos and emus following the round ups after clearing”. He sought help from the police, conservation and animal welfare organisations to no avail, with each passing the responsibility to the other. Finally in desperation he set up AWPC, the aim of which is to protect our native animals from cruelty and exploitation, for their own sake, for their intrinsic worth and because they are unique and special…
“The Graf Boys have been fighting the use of aerial 1080 poison in New Zealand for over 5 years. They have produced 2 docos on the subject, their latest Poisoning Paradise winning 2 international awards. Click here for more info” www.thegrafboys.org/poisoning-paradise.html
Education and Conservation form an integral component of Featherdale’s philosophy. Not only is Featherdale renowned throughout the tourism industry but also its extensive captive breeding programs have set the standard for animal conservation and management in the zoological industry. As a result, Featherdale animals and animal husbandry techniques are highly sought after by zoos and fauna parks all over the world.
WCG Further info: http://www.myspace.com/wcginc Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and become a friend. We are also on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info with photos included on the site, and become a friend. You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/, http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park grew out of the childhood dreams of Chief Ranger Michael Johnson. Inspired by the British naturalist Gerald Durrell, who imagined a place where people could experience the rare and unusual animals that once roamed the Australian bush.
Open Daily 10am – 5pm
550 Tyabb Tooradin Rd
Ph: (03) 5978 7935
David Rowlands (4 beach clean-ups)
Glenn Bartley – Maroochy Waterwatch (1 clean-up)
Cooloola Coast Wholesalers (garbage bags)
BP Rainbow Beach
Qld Govt – Natural Resource and Awareness Grant