The Raptor and Wildlife Refuge’s very own Craig Webb was awarded the Environment Medal at News Ltd’s Pride of Australia awards in November last year. Surf champion Layne Beachley presented Craig with the award, which he won for his tireless efforts in the recovery and release of countless forgotten victims, from the majestic wedge-tailed eagle to the tiniest bandicoots.
The 2009 awards ceremony, held in Sydney’s Westin Hotel and hosted by Sarah Murdoch, was the first time the ‘Pride’ had gone national and demonstrated just how well-regarded the awards have become since their state beginnings in 2005. Readers of News Ltd’s newspapers have nominated more than 14,000 people for the awards, which News Ltd chairman, John Hartigan, describes as being about ‘the unsung heroes of Australia… who have shown outstanding bravery, contributed selflessly and asked for nothing in return.’
Good one Craig!