Our new CEO, former Chief Operating Officer Andreas Glanznig, brings a wealth of experience to the position, but it is doubtful he will tweet, facebook or blog with the same vigour and zeal as our former leader.
Never-the-less, the staff at the IA CRC will try to continue blogging to keep the Feral Thoughts readers informed and up-to-date on happenings in the realm of invasive animals.
Tony's efforts should not be understated and we have mighty big shoes to fill. So passionate and enthusiastic was he in communicating the work of the CRC and commenting on an array of feral issues, that he received a prestigious Eureka Science Award for Promoting Understanding of Science.
(Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, awarding the Eureka prize to Professor Tony Peacock)
Tony's regular local radio spot - Feral Talkback - will live on (check out Alex Sloan's program on ABC Canberra), but instead of focusing purely on invasive animals issues, Tony will spread the word on the activities and achievements of the wide range of CRCs.
At this time of transition, I wish to remind readers that the posts on this website are the views of the individual authors and not necessarily reflective of the views of the organisation. I'm saying this to provide a sort of disclaimer, but also to allow the other staff contributors to share their thoughts on the need for invasive animals control without the fear of ‘censorship from big brother’. I've often said that it's a fine line between doing something 'right' and doing something at all. Part of our role is to explore the circumstances under which feral animal control is attempting to be made and to engage in debate. You can't move forward if you're not prepared to take a first step – and we’re prepared to dance a bit.
So, tapping away at the keyboard from our offices at the IA CRC HQ in Canberra, I'm thinking that the Peacock has flown the coop, the pigeons have come back to roost and the rest of the staff are pitching in to try to fill the gap that Tony has left. We’re probably not going to be as witty, controversial or entertaining, but we hope you continue to read and participate in the blog, and let us share our feral thoughts.
Posted by Alex Bagnara, IA CRC Communications Manager