The Conservation Heroes

Migratory waders in the shallows on the Cairns Esplanade

A WORLD OF HIS OWN John Crowhurst: the bird ambassador The word went out some years ago: Crowhurst’s dead! But just as the London press of 1897 ‘exaggerated’ the death of Mark Twain, so it is with John Crowhurst, OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia). The man known to scores of local and international

The Conservation Heroes

Sue Shephard on a red dirt road looking for golden-shouldered parrots

THE GUARDIAN ANGELS A farming couple’s devotion to the golden-shouldered parrot (This page is dedicated to a select few we call our ‘Conservation Heroes’. Rarely household names, we think they are deserving of greater recognition for their work in the protection of the natural environment and clever use of natural materials.) Our first ‘hero’ is a softly