ABOUT BALU BLUE FOUNDATION
Balu Blue Foundation was founded in late 2016, with a vision to be a part of the environmental awareness movement. With a goal to inspire others to live with light footprint on this planet, to learn about and respect wildlife, both within Australia and internationally. Balu Blue was founded by Brinkley Davies, a long time wildlife and nature advocate and is a DGR ( Deductible Gift Recipient ) endorsed charity.
Balu Blue has grown organically since being founded, and in turn has been able to support multiple wildlife rescue projects, marine conservation projects, and education for our marine and land based environments.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Balu Blue Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation with a purpose of education, research and conservation, for protection and enhancement of the natural environment.
Our mission is to create awareness and inspire protection of the natural environment and its wildlife, while also contributing to existing projects with parallel purposes.
Our mission involves scope of primary research on wildlife species, rescue of native wildlife, and restoration of destroyed habitats. We aim to share educational material to assist in the preservation of these crucial habitats.
Balu Blue Foundation aims to educate and inspire sustainable and ethical living, that minimises our harm to the oceans, animals, and our planet as a whole.
WHY THE NAME BALU BLUE?
represents the loving memory of beloved pet dog Balu
represents our planet, made up of 71 percent water, the term Blue represents everything as whole, land and sea.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF BALU, CHASING SANDFLIES, SWIMMING IN THE SEA, WATCHING DOLPHINS AND WATCHING OVER US.
Balu was named after “Baloo” the gentle and caring bear in the movie “The Jungle Book”
Balu inspired many to be patient, caring and to appreciate the environment around us, as well as having a love for all living things, especially the ocean.
Balu sadly passed away in 2016 at the young age of 1 year, from consuming 1080 poison, on land nearby to farmland in South Australia, which was absolutely devastating.
1080 is a toxic and awful poison that is still used to this day for the control of “pest species” and to protect livestock, it is an incredibly toxic, and excruciating death to creatures it is consumed by. Unfortunately there is no anti-dote to 1080, and nothing could be done on a veterinary level, many people lose beloved dogs, horses, and other pets across Australia and New Zealand as a result of this toxic poison, it is also unknown the statistics of effects on native wildlife. We hope to encourage users of this poision to move away from the use of 1080 poison, in hope for more humane and less detrimental alternatives.