Sean Dooley is the National Public Affairs Manager for Birdlife Australia. He has seen firsthand the devastating fires that Americans have been following with great concern in the media. According to Sean, the extent of loss is now 12.2 million hectares, which equates to more than 30 million acres—an area larger than the state of Pennsylvania! He took time in January to talk with OTWTB host Wendy Clark about what it’s like to be a conservationist in Australia at this critical time; how the birds and bird habitats are faring with the destruction; and most importantly, how Americans can provide real support for this country in crisis.
About the Author
Wendy Clark, Dawn Hewitt, Alvaro Jaramillo, and Raymond VanBuskirk all host Out There With The Birds Podcasts. They're all affiliated with Bird Watcher's Digest, are serious birders, and love to talk birdy!