Sir David Attenborough recently accepted the honour from AWC Director Tim Flannery at a small presentation in Sydney during Sir David’s recent Australian tour.
AWC is delighted that Sir David has lent his support to the conservation of the Artesian Range Wildlife Sanctuary, a “lost world” of rugged sandstone ranges and deep rainforest-filled gorges. The Artesian Range and surrounds are home to at least 30 species that are found nowhere else on mainland Australia.
Using the Attenborough Field Research Station as their base, our intrepid scientists will attempt to unlock the secrets of the Artesian Range, exploring why so many species have been able to make their last stand in this extraordinary landscape.
To read more about this exciting project, please download the Summer 2012-2013 issue of Wildlife Matters here or watch Sunday Night to see AWC’s conservation programs in the Kimberley, including a story on AWC’s efforts to protect the Artesian Range.
Find out more at Australian Wildlife Conservancy