The Whitsundays is a collection of 74 islands off of Australia’s central east coast and part of the majestic world heritage site, the Great Barrier Reef. Second only to Cairns, it is one of the most popular places for tourists to visit the reef. It attracts nearly 600,000 visitors each year with over 300 tour boats in operation. Due to the popularity of this particularly beautiful and accessible part of the reef, much damage has been caused due to the dropping of anchors. This habitat loss has then become one of the most widespread causes of marine species decline on the Great Barrier Reef.
Poppy is originally from the UK but currently lives in a small van parked up somewhere in Australia! She gained a primary school teaching degree from Plymouth University and specialises in science. Poppy has an absolute passion and drive for environmental education and enjoys working anywhere in this field. She is a keen traveller, seeing and learning as much as possible around the world. Her big dream is to own a business, teaching children about the wonders of the outdoors and our natural world. Poppy believes that people, and children in particular, will only want to save what they love. So her mission is to help people to see the wonders of our world, and lead them on a journey to loving it.