Our staff

John Barton
John Barton
Pungalina-Seven Emu
Sanctuary Manager - Pungalina
Special skills / qualifications
Electrician; (JOT); Resource Ranger; bush skills and; good at improvising.
What did you do before AWC?
Coordinator / Caretaker on remote Bentinck Island; electrical contracting; ran a shop in a remote community; wired some caves in Chillagoe (QLD) and; 20 years with Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
White-bellied Sea Eagle.
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Still looking, love it all.
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Palm Cockatoo; Dugong...?
Other interesting stuff
Circumnavigated Australia with a group of jet-skiers raising funds for cancer research and breaking records for jet-ski trips.