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Christmas Island – an Attenborough paradise with Jessica Drake
24 September 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
Technically part of Australia but a long way from it, Christmas Island is a natural wonder and its unique fauna have been the subject of more than one Sir David Attenborough documentary. Jessica, a wildlife specialist and photographer, will take you on the journey that she took to view the spectacular annual Red Crab migration and breeding event. The talk will also showcase the less well-known but just as intriguing endemic species to be found on the island as well as the unusual aspects of life on the island. Confined to this very small piece of land, a long way from anywhere, the species which live on this island are vulnerable to environmental pressures and many are endangered. Efforts are in place to try to manage the threats to these endangered species but it’s difficult to get enough resources to such a remote location. Hopefully this island paradise can be protected and nurtured as it deserves to be.
Come along to learn more about the endemic species of Christmas Island and the threats to these species on Friday, September 24th at the NPA Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville, where the forum starts at 10:30am and coffee is available at 10 am. Entry is $5 by ‘tap & go’ at the door.