Bob Irwin steps down as face of the campaign to protect the Reef from rapid industrialisation

Mon 28 July 2014

The Australian Marine Conservation Society wishes to thank Bob Irwin for his tireless efforts as the face of the Fight for the Reef campaign.

With Bob's recent 75th birthday, and his desire to reduce media and campaign commitments, AMCS regretfully accepts his decision to hand the baton to the next generation of Reef campaigners.

"We are sincerely grateful for the number of years Bob Irwin has willingly volunteered his image, voice and considerable time to support AMCS in the Fight for the Reef campaign.To freely give such time, energy and commitment, is a reflection of Bob's lifelong dedication to the future of the Reef and to wildlife and environmental conservation in general," says AMCS Director, Darren Kindleysides.

"While Bob is retiring from the front of the Fight for the Reef campaign and reducing his workload," says Bob Irwin Wildlife & Conservation Foundation, Inc. Secretary, Graham Morrow, "he remains the driving force of the Foundation and hands on with specific projects that will keep him involved. These include our upcoming 'Croc Camp' crocodile research project”.

"Bob remains committed to stopping the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef, and looks forward to following the progress of the Reef campaign efforts”, says Mr Morrow.