Monday, June 14, 2010

Valerie Taylor honored!!!

From Sky News.

Shark expert honoured for conservation
Updated: 12:52, Monday June 14, 2010

Underwater adventurer and shark expert
Valerie Taylor has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to conservation in today's Queen's Birthday honours list.
Together with her husband Ronald, Ms Taylor has fought for over fifty years for the protection of underwater creatures, in particular the great white shark and the grey nurse shark. She has also fought for the conservation of habitats including the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo Reef Marine Park in Western Australia and also wants to see sea lions, the potato cod, the southern right whale and marine turtles protected.

From the official announcement.

Mrs Valerie May TAYLOR
Fairlight NSW 2094
For service to conservation and the environment as an advocate for the protection and preservation of marine wildlife and habitats, particularly the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo Reef, and as an underwater cinematographer and photographer.

Is there any other Ozzie couple where both are members (Ron was honored in 2003) of the Order?
Don't think so!

Valerie - love you always!


Robert said...

Congratulations Valerie.

Her body of work and passion deserve all the accolades available.

It is great that she has been recognized and is joining Ron with this honor.

Thanks for posting this story.

SEO said...

Conservation of habitats is important... i did a Great Barrier Reef tours last year, and i saw that it's's orrible that man can destroy all these thing :(!

The Sharkman said...

Back in late 1970 and still a 12 year old, I watched "Blue Water White Death" and saw Ron and Val, together with Rodney Fox, for the very first time.

I was hooked, and since that day, these 3 Australians have been my life long inspiration.

My congratulations to Valerie. She truely deserves this honour. I still hope that one day, our paths will cross.