Paddle Out for Whales on the Gold Coast, Australia!

Come down to Kirra Surf Life Saving Club, QLD, and join in the celebrations for this year’s National Whale Day 2012 Paddle Out.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are proud to present this national event to help raise awareness for the protection of whales and to encourage responsible behaviour on our waters around whales and dolphins. Recently we have seen a rise in incidents involving deliberate or accidental harassment of whales and dolphins in our waters from boats, boards and jet skis.

The Paddle out encourages the use of wind, wave and paddle powered craft (such as sail boats, surf boards, kayaks and stand up paddle boards) – the quietest, most environmentally friendly and peaceful way to enjoy the water. There will also be bands, speakers, food, and merchandise stalls and information about local wildlife and eco friendly organisations as well as the local surf and board riding clubs.

                                                             Speakers Include
Nicole McLachlan
Madison Stewart – Young Australian shark conservationist from Byron Bay.
Lin Sutherland – conservationist and adventurist, host and creator of Travel Wild Tv.
Isabel Dow – On the Sea Shepherd Board of Advisors on Children’s Activities and Education.
Rachel Kathriner – Project Coordinator at IFAW.
Tony Barry – Australian Actor
Howie Cooke – Co-founder of Surfers for Cetaceans, and artist
Simon Ager – Sea Shepherd Crew Member 

COST: Every person wishing to participate in the Paddle Out will need to register with a gold coin donation – spectators FREE

WHEN: (approx) 8:30am-2:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

WHERE: Kirra Surf Life Saving Club – 15 Marine Parade, Kirra

CONTACT: Suzan Corbett on 0428 244 009 or Julie Ansell

Hope to see you there if you’re in the area! 🙂


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