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October 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm$10
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**A fundraiser for the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania**
During our ‘bird month’ in October, join us for a special evening with Craig Webb, founder of the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania. The evening will include stories of Craig’s experiences with raptors that he has seen over the years, a ‘show and tell’ component, and some background into the need for the refuge, and the reason for so many birds requiring his care.
The Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania is committed to securing the future of Tasmania’s raptors by reducing human impacts through rehabilitating injured, sick or orphaned raptors, educating the public and supporting habitat conservation. – Mission Statement.
This is a fundraising event with all proceeds going directly to the refuge to help Craig continue his important work.
About Craig Webb
In 1997 Craig returned to his birthplace of Tasmania after many years in the Kimberly working as a veterinary nurse. Involved in all facets of wildlife care, he registered as a licensed wildlife carer with the Nature Conservation branch of Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).
He is a straight-talking and passionate advocate for the birds he cares for, most of whom are healing from the wounds caused by human incursions into their territory. Craig bought the 20 acres of land that the refuge is sited on about 16 years ago.
In the time since, his single minded determination and commitment to Tasmania’s birds of prey has seen him construct the largest flight aviaries in Australia. Sleepless nights saw him focus on solving the complex engineering challenges that allowed the salmon-fishing nets (almost two tonnes each) to be securely fastened with a series of ropes on pulleys, above and around the power poles that support them.
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