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Chris Whatley
Chris Whatley
Sanctuary
Wongalara
Position
Sanctuary Manager - Wongalara
Special skills / qualifications
Associate Diploma - Land Management (fire operations).
What did you do before AWC?
Mill Operator - gold mine;
Civil Works Supervisor;
Regional Fire Control Officer; and
Mustering contractor.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Emu.
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Whatley's Crossing - Wongalara.
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Sea Eagle, Bison and Vulture.
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Brazil, Canada and Tassie.
Other interesting stuff
I enjoy completing tasks that you can look back on and see positive results i.e. mustering feral animals to produce a financial return rather than just shooting for eradication purposes.