Saturday, June 5, 2010

Enviroment Day

World Enviroment Day

World Enviroment Day at the Sunshine Coast University they showed off a Barking Owl, it got everyone laughing with dog barking noises and the exorcist spinning of its head when people were trying to photograph it.I looked it up when I got home and apparently the noises it makes are varied and can actually sound like a child crying as well. A fascinating bird.I would have had some photos except my pain in the arse daughter took my camera.

  The Barking Owl has an estimated population size of fewer than 50 pairs in Victoria and is extremely rare in the West Region of Victoria. Nocturnal studies in 1998-1999 recorded Barking Owls at only 11 sites (4.3%) of 257 carefully selected sites and found only 6 sites (8%) of 75 sites where they had been reported during 1980s and 1990s which could indicate a continuing deterioration in the species status. A similar trend of decline has been recorded in New South Wales.

  World Environment Day is held each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment.It is celebrated in many ways in countries such as Kenya, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and the United States. Activities include street rallies and parades, as well as concerts, tree planting, and clean-up campaigns. In many countries, this annual event is used to enhance political attention and action towards improving the environment. This observance also provides an opportunity to sign or ratify international environmental conventions.

 Don Cheadle New Ambassador

Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda), 5 June 2010 – He has portrayed Iron Men, mobsters and a hotel manager who saved hundreds of lives during the Rwanda genocide. But in his latest role, Hollywood star Don Cheadle will take on a new kind of challenge – the environment. Don Cheadle, an internationally respected actor, humanitarian and environmentalist, was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 5 June 2010, World Environment Day (WED). The designation was announced in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda during the global WED 2010 celebrations.

Ellas Pink Lady 

Welcome Home Jessica

S&S 34’s are commonly entered in the notorious Sydney to Hobart and many participate in club racing all around Australia and the world.
Length Overall: 10.23m
Waterline Length: 7.37m
Beam: 3.08m
Draft: 1.83m

Jessica Watson leaving Mooloolaba on her around the world trip.

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