The late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, killed in a stingray attack last year, will be honored with a new wildlife reserve in Outback Australia, the government announced July 22.
A 135,000-hectare chunk of land near Weipa in the far north of Irwin's home state of Queensland will be named after the popular television host and managed by his family, Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.
The area to be named the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve includes habitats for the endangered northern quoll, a carnivorous marsupial, and the speartooth shark as well as an important gallery of dry vine forests, Turnbull said.
Irwin, who spent part of the millions he earned from his television show on animal conservation projects, was killed when a poisonous stingray barb pierced his chest as he swam on the Great Barrier Reef last September.
After Irwin's death, Sir David Attenborough, a British naturalist and a pioneer of nature documentaries, praised the Crocodile Hunter for introducing the natural world and its wonders to a wide number of people, saying, "He taught them how wonderful and exciting it was. He was a born communicator."
Irwin's family have vowed to continue his conservation work, and his eight-year-old daughter Bindi has launched a television career.
"Steve was in awe of the prolific wildlife of the Wenlock and Ducie Rivers bordering the reserve, and he would have been proud to see the property protected as a wildlife reserve," Irwin's US-born wife, Terri, said.
Prime Minister John Howard said the new park was an important addition to Australia's national reserve system, "and is a fitting tribute to a passionate environmentalist and a great Australian."
1. wildlife reserve n.
野生保護區 (ye3 sheng1 bao3 hu4 qu1)
例: I spent last summer working at a wildlife reserve.
2. conservation n.
保育 (bao3 yu4)
例: There isn't enough conservation work being done.
3. naturalist n.
博物學家 (bo2 wu4 xue2 jia1)
例: Lauren studied biology and then became a naturalist.
4. environmentalist n.
環保人士 (huan2 bao3 ren2 shi4)
例: He claims to be an environmentalist, but I saw him litter.
Great Barrier Reef 大堡礁
The Great Barrier Reef is located in Australia and is the world's largest coral reef system. It can be seen from outer space and is home to a number of endangered animals.
Climate change and pollution threaten the Great Barrier Reef and the animals that rely on it. A United Nations report has warned that the Great Barrier Reef could be "functionally extinct" as early as 2030.
大堡礁（Great Barrier Reef）位於澳洲，是全世界最大的珊瑚礁體系。它從外太空就看得到，而且是許多瀕臨絕種生物的家。
Craig: We've walked two hours and still haven't seen a dangerous animal.
Jamal: I for one am happy about that.
Craig: But I want to give you a true taste of the outback. Crikey! A tiger snake!
Jamal: What should I do?
Craig: Back away a few meters, and get your camera out or else nobody will believe you.
Crikey is an interjection that is used to express surprise or amazement. Most commonly used in Australia and New Zealand, it's a polite way of saying, "Christ!" Steve Irwin made the word crikey popular around the world.
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