Meet an explorer

by angus tong

Meet Bob

Bob is an explorer that has just visited the Daintree. We are soon going to have an interview so if you want to know more about him, you should stick around.

Hello Bob

"Well, it's nice to meet you, Bob."

"Nice to meet you too."

"Well, can you introduce yourself."

"Sure, my name is Bob and I have recently visited the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland."

"Ok, now I have a few questions."

1) Which part of the rainforest did you visit?

"Ah, well I visited the rainforest north east of Cow Bay. It is the place Diwan. Cow Bay is an open, east facing bay, containing three beaches separated by rocky spurs at high tide, but continuous at low tide."

"Ok, next question."

2) Did you see any aboriginal tribes in the Daintree Rainforest?

"Ah, yes I saw the Kuku Yalanji people but their are 17 more tribes in the Daintree. They are the traditional owners of the Daintree. Their country extends from near Cooktown to Port Douglas."

"Yep, next question."

3) Did you see any human impact on the Daintree Rainforest?

"Sadly, yes, I saw logging, development, mining, farming and tourism. Logging is bad because if all the trees were cut down there would not be any more rainforest for the animals. Development is bad because if we clear land for the houses, there would be no land left for the animals. Mining is bad because if diggers have to clear the rainforest to extract minerals. Farming is bad because when they burn the land they will clear the land which in turn would mean no rainforests for the animals. Tourism is bad because if more and more people are interested in the Daintree, more buses and vehicles are needed which will pollute the Daintree and will kill the animals."

"Ok, next question."

4) Name a few animals that you have seen in your trip.

  • "Ah, well, I actually saw a lot of animals such as
  • the Saw-shelled Turtle,
  • the Boyd's Forest Dragon,
  • the Eastern Water Dragon,
  • the Spotted Tree Monitor,
  • the Brown Tree Skink,
  • the Rainbow Skink,
  • the Silver Snake-eyed Skink,
  • the Major Skink,
  • the Amethystine Python,
  • the Carpet Python,
  • the Brown Tree Snake,
  • the Green Tree Snake,
  • the Slaty-grey Snake and
  • the Red-bellied Black Snake.

  • "Ok, last question."
  • 5) How did you get there?

  • "Well, I got there by driving myself although I already knew it was a 30 hr drive. But it is worth it because you get to discover the parts that you won't discover in a bus trip."

  • "Well, it was a pleasure meeing you."
  • "Thanks."
  • "Ok, bye."
  • "Yeah, see ya."