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Kangaroo Island: still too good to spoil

News release
21 August 2014

Many islanders would be familiar with the ‘Kangaroo Island Too Good to Spoil’ cards that were introduced five years ago. These cards promoted the importance of protecting Kangaroo Island’s unique environment and agricultural industries and were distributed widely across the island and on the mainland.

The cards have been effective in delivering important messages regarding biosecurity, safety and waste management to visitors and locals alike.Recently the cards have been revised, to reflect changes to restrictions for deer, ferrets and grapevines and to provide additional information about marine pests and biosecurity risks for bees, honey and potatoes. Contact details for key agencies have also been updated. There’s even a new photo on the front of dramatic Scott Cove!

The new cards have been distributed to travel agencies and tourism operators on the mainland. They are also available at SeaLink offices and on the ferry. Any tourism or hospitality outlets that would like the card are welcome to contact the natural resources centre for copies.

Richard Trethewey Kangaroo Island NRM Board’s Presiding Member is enthusiastic about the value of the card,‘It spells out the key issues in a clear and concise way. Because the cards are available widely, visitors to the island will be able to read them and take in their messages before they leave home.

‘I encourage everyone to read the card and familiarise themselves with the updated information’ he said.

The cards have been produced by Natural Resources Kangaroo Island with input from Kangaroo Island Council and with information provided by PIRSA, Tourism KI and AgKI.

Additional copies of the card can be obtained from the natural resources centre.