2013 Winner: Water Warrior Award (Primary)
Ten year old Isabel Dow is a Joey Ambassador for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors and also the youngest member on the Board of Advisors for Sea Shepherd. Isabel started ‘Project 171’ with the goal of raising awareness concerning the number of Sea Turtles who have been impacted by waterway litter and are in need of veterinary care. In 2012 Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital treated 171 Sea Turtles, hence Project 171 was born.
Throughout 2012 Isabel delivered over eight presentations to different organisations and held various awareness stalls all based on raising awareness and funds for the plight of the Sea Turtles and their care. In 2012, Project 171 raised over $8,000.