Marny Bonner has had more pelicans in her arms than she can count and she is on a mission.
It’s a mission she’s been pursuing for 17 years: to reduce the unnecessary suffering of marine wildlife that become sick, hooked or entangled because of marine pollution or fishing accidents.
As the co-founder, president and trainer for Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR), Marny has seen thousands of pelicans and hundreds of seabirds and sea turtles rescued and on Saturday, March 13, she will be conducting a one-day workshop.
“It’s such a rewarding experience to know that you can make a difference, and anyone visiting coastal rivers and beaches can easily help marine wildlife if they know what to look for,” Marny said. “But it’s particularly important to respond quickly and appropriately to threatened species such as sea turtles and seabirds, and it’s all just a matter of awareness.”
The workshop will be conducted at ASR’s Marine Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Centre in Ballina. The day is fully catered and registration closes on March 5. For more information phone 6686 2852.