Animal Related Links
On this page we not only provide links to sites in the Americas but also sites from around the Earth Mother which will provide either information about our animal brothers and sisters or places that are put forth to aid and protect them. Spiritwalker
Eco India (Tours and Travels covering parks and sanctuaries, etc.)
A Warrior for Earth Mother's Animal Children Passes Over
Discovery Communications, Inc. Mourns Tragic Loss of Steve Irwin
September 4, 2006
Statement from Billy Campbell, President, Discovery Networks, U.S. Discovery Communications, Inc.
Our entire company is deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. Steve was beloved by millions of fans and animal lovers around the world and was one of our planet's most passionate conservationists. He has graced our air since October 1996 and was essential in building Animal Planet into a global brand.
Steve was killed during a filming expedition on the Great Barrier Reef. While we are still collecting specific details, it was a rare accident in which Steve swam over a stingray and was stung by its barb in his chest. A doctor on board Croc One, Steve's research vessel, was unable to resuscitate Steve and by the time he was reached by the rescue helicopter he had passed away.
DCI Founder and Chairman, John Hendricks said, "Steve was a larger than life force. He brought joy and learning about the natural world to millions and millions of people across the globe. He was a true friend to all of us at Discovery Communications. We extend our thoughts and prayers to Terri, Bindi and Bob Irwin as well as to the incredible staff and many friends Steve leaves behind."
DCI CEO and President, Judith McHale said, "I don't think we will ever get over the loss of Steve Irwin, a human being of enormous heart, irrepressible enthusiasm and dedication to everything he touched."
Steve's loss has been felt around the world, evident by the hundreds of heartfelt condolences that have already flooded into Steve's fan site on AnimalPlanet.com.
To honor Steve and the enormous contribution he made to the world and to our company, DCI will rename the garden space in front of Discovery's world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, the "Steve Irwin Memorial Sensory Garden."
DCI is looking at the creation of the Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter Fund, which we'll affectionately call "The Crikey Fund" to honor Steve's passion and exuberance for conservation and the animal kingdom. This fund will allow people from across the globe to make contributions in Steve's honor to support wildlife protection, education and conservation. The fund in addition to contributions by DCI will also aid Steve's Australia Zoo in Breewah, Australia as well as educational support for Bindi and Bob Irwin.
Right now, our focus is on Terri and the children. We will keep you informed as plans unfold to pay tribute to our beloved Steve Irwin.
To learn more about Steve Irwin's sudden and tragic death, visit Discovery News.
Media statement - 4 September 2006
At 11am today (+10 GMT), 4 September 2006, Steve Irwin was fatally wounded by a stingray barb to his heart while filming a sequence on Batt Reef off Port Douglas for a new TV series.
Emergency services were called from Cairns Rescue Base and met Croc One, Steve's rescue vessel, at Low Isle on the Great Barrier Reef.
The Croc One crew performed constant CPR during the thirty-minute dash to Low Isle, but Steve was pronounced deceased at 12 noon by Queensland Ambulance Services personnel.
His producer and closest friend, John Stainton said on Croc One today,
"The world has lost a great wildlife icon, a passionate conservationist and one of the proudest dads on the planet. He died doing what he loves best and left this world in a happy and peaceful state of mind. Steve would have said, `Crocs Rule!'"
The family wishes to advise that all donations go to Wildlife Warriors Worldwide
Phone: +61 7 5436 2026
Donations can also be made to ANZ Bank
Account Name: Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Worldwide LTD - A Tribute to Steve Irwin
(International donations will need to use a swift code anzbau3mxxx)
Though Steve Irwin's body has been laid to rest and his memory honored in both a private family ceremony and a public televised ceremony, we must continue on with the work he brought to the attention of the world. We must protect Earth Mother and her children of the land, air and water. Each of us must make our own decision whether or not to be a wildlife warrior or will we only give of our money to aid those who are wildlife warriors. In the story immediately above there is the url for one site to donate. The Discovery/Animal Planet parent company has also set up an account to accept donations in Steve's honor. Just go to http://animal.discovery.com/ and follow the links provided. Peace and blessings, Spiritwalker
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