Welcoming our new Ambassadors

The WA Parks Foundation is very pleased to welcome two new Park Ambassadors.

They are highly respected botanical ecologist Professor Stephen van Leeuwen and Dr Regina Flugge, who is widely experienced in sustainability, environment and natural resource management and chairs the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Advisory Committee.

Park Ambassadors Prof Stephen van Leeuwen and Dr Regina Flugge

From primary school age Regina was travelling north with her parents during school holidays to the Ningaloo Coast, Millstream and Karijini.

Stephen travelled east into the northern Goldfields with his father in search of birds or south to go fishing and abalone gathering at Injidup, Wyadup and many other spots in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

For both, these experiences laid the foundation for a deep desire to see our natural places conserved so today’s society and future generations can enjoy and benefit from them.

Regina believes there is no such thing as a contribution too large or too small and that we all have a unique contribution to make in this journey which is why she is “delighted be an Ambassador for the WA Parks Foundation”.

In his approach to life, Stephen is guided by a number of adages. Key among these are: ‘Always was, Always will be’, ‘Extinction is Forever’ and ‘Decisions with and by Indigenous Australians’. He believes these align closely with the Vision and Values of the WA Parks Foundation and is “proud to be one of its amazing Ambassadors”.