Slash has teamed up with the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia to help launch the Bob Irwin Wildlife Conservation Foundation.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization funded by tax-deductible donations that will focus on education, lobbying and supporting other community groups involved in wildlife conservation. In particular, it offers scholarships to young people to pursue careers in preservation committee.
Speaking with the Brisbane Times, Slash says he first met Bob Irwin (father of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin) at Australia's Soundwave Music Festival a couple years ago:
"He [Bob] brought some animals down to Soundwave, so we got to actually meet, so I was really starstruck."
Irwin added that he was proud that a conservationist like Slash elected to be a part of the effort.
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