Steve Irwin Quotes On Wildlife Conservation & Nature

“The message is simple: love and conserve our wildlife.” – Steve Irwin

50 Steve Irwin Quotes

Steve Irwin Quotes
  1. “Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.”
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2. “Where I live if someone gives you a hug it’s from the heart.”

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3. “I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.”

4. “If we save our wild places, we will ultimately save ourselves.”

5. “The truth is that we will never save wildlife by killing it.”

6. “Australia has one of the worst mammalian extinction rates in the world.”

7. “If you can’t excite people about wildlife, how can you convince them to love, cherish, and protect our wildlife and the environment they live in?”

6. “I think every single person in the world has to compromise.”

7. “It causes me great pain and anxiety to inflict fear on this poor old croc, but without me, he and his wilderness would suffer.”

8. “I sincerely believe that there’s room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so as we all get to eat.”

9. “I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.”

10. “Statistically there’s only one crocodile-related human fatality per year in the whole of Australia.”

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 11. “There’s a lot of research behind the scenes that you don’t get to see, but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born.”

12. “The message is simple: love and conserve our wildlife.”

13. “I want the cleanest water, the freshest air and wildlife in abundance… but most of all I want a future for our children.”

14. “There are still countries that kill dolphins for use as crab bait!”

15. “All you have to do in life is be passionate and enthusiastic and you will have a wonderful life.”

16. “Now more than ever we are all becoming more aware about the need to conserve our precious living heritage.”

17. “scientific whaling, and other lies will be exposed and become atrocities of the past.”

18. “I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that’s habitat destruction.”

19. “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.”

20. “You know, I’m Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor.”

Steve Irwin Quotes on Wildlife

21. “You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it’ll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it’s not even funny.”

22. “For example, as you’re reading this paragraph, our whales and dolphins are still dying painful lingering deaths.”

23. “What good is a fast car, a flash house, and a gold-plated dunny to me. Absolutely no good at all.”

24. “My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.”

25. “I’ve worked with more dangerous snakes than anyone in the world and I’ve never been bitten.”

26. “Born a wildlife warrior, die a wildlife warrior.” 

27. “We don’t own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife.”

28. “I had to jump off and jump on a plane at the ranger’s station airfield, flew straight down and walked off the plane into the awards ceremony.”

29. “So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.”

30. “If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species. Which is very unfortunate.”

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31. “He could still decide to take out his anger on us.”

32. “If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.”

33. “We humans still have a long way to go with learning to live harmoniously with our environment and its wildlife.”

34. “If we can get people excited about animals, then by crikey, it makes it a heck of a lot easier to save them.”

35. “So now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly what I’ve been doing since I was a boy.”

36. “Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.”

37. “Every single day of our lives involves wildlife education. We must teach, spread the word, the wildlife gospel.”

38. “She would definitely be the oldest living animal on Earth … I can’t see why she shouldn’t live till 200.”

39. “If you can’t excite people about wildlife, how can you convince them to love, cherish, and protect our wildlife and the environment they live in?”

40. “Do you think people would be so merciless and torturous if fish and sharks cried like babies when they felt pain?”

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41. “I have no problem giving donations, but I like to see my money go to work.”

42. “I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.”

43. “So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.”

44. “It is all about perceived danger. In front of that crocodile I was in complete control.”

45. “Because when they strike it can be that quick that if they’re within range, you’re dead, you’re dead in your tracks.”

46. “A lot of people who work with wildlife work with wildlife to satisfy their own egos. And I don’t really agree with that.”

47. “I have a message for my fans. Whatever you want to do in this world, it is achievable. The most important thing that I’ve found, that perhaps you could use, is be passionate and enthusiastic in the direction that you choose in life, and you’ll be a winner.”

48. “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.”

49. “My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the pest.”

50. “When the East Timor conflict broke out—when they gained independence, the militia killed a lot of East Timorese people. And their sacred totem is the crocodile. They believe that their island is actually a solidified crocodile, so it has sacred status.”

Steve Irwin was an Australian zookeeper, conservation television personality, wildlife educator, and environmentalist.

Additional Read: Steve Irwin – The Crocodile Hunter

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