Writers on the Waterfront | Wild about Conversation
Writers on the Waterfront is a literary lunch hosted by Tropical Writers Inc,
A lifelong passion for conservation has led to some wild escapades across the globe for adventurous couple Tammie Matson and Andy Ridley, guest speakers at the Wild about Conservation: Writers on the Waterfront luncheon event within Festival Cairns at noon on Tuesday 29 August 2017.
Originally from north Queensland, Dr Tammie Matson is an Australian zoologist, environmental consultant and spokesperson on threatened species conservation worldwide. Specialising in human-wildlife conflict, she is co-producer and co-star of the National Geographic documentary Let Elephants be Elephants and the author of three award-winning books on African wildlife. Recognised as a world expert on elephants, she has worked with local people to reduce human-elephant conflict in Africa and India while investigating the dangerous and dark heart of the illegal rhino horn and ivory trade from poachers to presidential palaces in Asia.
Andy Ridley fought for reef protection when he worked for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Sydney prior to his role as co-founder and CEO of Earth Hour, and later as Ambassador for Tourism Australia.
Cost: $60 Plus Booking Fee or $55 Plus Booking fee for TW Members
Tickets available from Eventbrite www.eventbrite.com.au.