This week the world lost one of its true warriors with the passing of Mrs Margaret Thorsborne AO.
Perhaps best known for her extensive work with pied imperial pigeons, Margaret was exceptional in her passion for and commitment to wildlife and the environment. She dedicated her life to conservation and was a strong advocate for the World Heritage listing of the Wet Tropics.
Margaret’s outstanding contributions and achievements have been acknowledged with many awards over the years, including the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Cassowary Award for Community Conservation in 1999. In a reflection of both her and her late husband Arthur’s impact on the Wet Tropics, that award was renamed three years ago.
Through the ‘Thorsborne Award for Community Conservation and Rehabilitation’ at our annual Cassowary Awards, the Authority will continue to honour her legacy.
📷 Steven Nowakowski