Natural Champions

Yowie wishes to acknowledge people who do great work in support of Saving the Natural World.

Sir David Attenborough

‘I have never met a child who is not interested in natural history. Kids love it. Kids understand it and are fascinated by it. A 5 year old turning over a stone and seeing a slug says … what a treasure! How does it live? What are those things on the front?’

View an inspirational video of Sir David Attenborough discussing the natural world at the White House.

Yowie Supports Rainforest Alliance

Take a look at this video and help us spread the word with family and friends. You don’t have to travel to the ends of the Earth to protect the planet—just follow the frog! 

Why it matters: Farming and the grazing of livestock are responsible for 70 percent of global deforestation. By choosing products that bear the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, you’re supporting farms that protect soils from erosion and waterways from pollution and that support the well-being of farm workers and their communities.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

 

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), founded in 1895, saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. WCS are working to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity, and their four zoos and aquariums in New York City inspire 4 million people each year at the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo.

Yowie and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are proud partners focused on wildlife conservation and saving the natural world! This partnership will allow both groups to further their joint mission to promote wildlife conservation.

You can learn more about the WCS and follow their amazing activities at their Facebook page and their website.



Steve Irwin

Nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", Steve was an Australian nature expert and popular television personality within Australia and internationally having achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri.

Irwin was a passionate conservationist. He believed in promoting environmentalism by sharing his excitement about the natural world rather than preaching to people. He was concerned with conservation of endangered animals and land clearing leading to loss of habitat. He considered conservation to be the most important part of his work: "I consider myself a wildlife warrior. My mission is to save the world's endangered species."

Sadly, on 4 September 2006, Irwin was on location at Batt Reef, Queensland, taking part in the production of the documentary series Ocean's Deadliest, when he received a fatal strike by a stingray.

 

Terri Irwin

Terri continues to be a passionate wildlife spokesperson and conservation icon around the world. She actively speaks out and supports conservation issues, including the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, a 135,000-hectare property in Cape York dedicated to Steve.

Terri has shown outstanding dedication to wildlife conservation and creating awareness about the wonderful and exciting natural world.

Learn more about Terri and the Australia Zoo.

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Sue Irwin is a television personality and conservationist. She is the daughter of Steve Irwin (star of The Crocodile Hunter) and Terri Irwin. She began appearing on television shows as early as age two and has been an incredible Wildlife Warrior inspiring many people.

Discover more about Bindi and her passion for wildlife.

Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin, the 13-year-old son of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin has an unbridled passion for wildlife. He grew up at Australia Zoo, calling himself the 'luckiest kid on planet Earth'. Robert continues his dad's legacy with great conservation work.

Learn more about Robert and the Australia Zoo here: