Steve Irwin

Tuesday, 5 September 2006

It’s a bit late, but I thought I just have to write something about him. For those of you who don’t know: he was also known as the “Crocodile Hunter” and he tragically died yesterday after he was stabbed in the heart by a stingray. I watched a few of his programs, and one thing that I always noticed was this: an energetic childlike enthusiasm.

I found his enthusiasm to be quite contagious, and I hope it has spread like a virus to millions of television viewers around the globe. It is surely one of the greatest goods in this world, to be able to convey to as many people as possible the need to protect and preserve the wonderful nature and wildlife of this planet. Because it always begins first with the realisation that something is worth protecting, before anything is actually done. And I think he achieved that.

I take my hat off to this man.