January 2006

Terri Irwin appointed Order of Australia

Terri Irwin

The Range News, Thursday 23 March 2006

Terri Irwin appointed Order of Australia

News source: The Range News, Thursday 23 March 2006

AUSTRALIA Zoo owner and director Terri Irwin was appointed an Order of Australia Honorary Member (AM) in the General Division on Thursday, March 16.

Terri was recognised for her service to wildlife conservation and the tourism industry, particularly through Australia Zoo and her support for many charitable organisations.

Mrs Irwin has made an outstanding contribution to wildlife protection and charitable causes.

She is passionate about animals and conservation which she promotes through the goals and missions of Australia Zoo.

She is also an active Wildlife Warriors patron and promotes her conservation message through her lectures and workshops at schools, universities and community groups.

Sharing their passion for nature, the Irwins have established the Australian Wildlife Hospital, Australia’s largest dedicated veterinary facility for sick, injured and orphaned native Australian animals.

While she is known worldwide for her contribution to conservation, Terri is also recognised for her charitable work.

She has also provided assistance to the children of East Timor by supplying school equipment and toys and, following the tsunami disaster in Indonesia, she instigated a humanitarian and veterinarian aid project to assist the Department of Forestry and Nature Conservation and Fauna and Flora International, Sumatra.