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Check out some great Christmas (OR anytime) Gift Ideas from Echidna Walkabout.Looking for a Christmas gift for someone who loves Australia, or wildlife, or giving back? Or someone who just has too much stuff already? Here are some great ideas from our favorite charitable organizations…

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a membership of The Wombat Foundation! [supports & protects the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat – one of the world”s most critically endangered mammals]

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a subscription to Wildlife Australia Magazine! (can be delivered worldwide)

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a very cool Tolga (Qld) Bat Hospital Tshirt (or pillowcase!)

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a donation to Birdlife Australia”s Beach Nesting Birds Project!

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a slice of the Outback! (via Bush Heritage Australia – a wonderful whole-ecosystem preservation organization)

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a ticket on the Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour, so I can help make a home for a wild koala!

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me… an Aware Wildlife Calendar!(Paul, our Wildlife Guide is the President of this Melbourne-based wildlife rescue charity. They do great work)

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a CatNet enclosure to protect my cat and the local wildlife!

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a Dingo! (easy to keep – Australian Wildlife Conservancy look after him for you!)

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a book “Albatross – their world, their ways” (or any other wonderful nature book from CSIRO publishing)

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a bag of plastic rubbish picked up before it washed out to sea and killed a Sea Turtle! Read more at Australian Seabird Rescue (This one is particularly sweet to me, and it”s free!)

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a once in a lifetime experience on the 4 day Wildlife Conservation Journey, where I can help endangered species and remove fishing nets! and on the thirteenth day… yeah

I know that’s not in the song, but I just had to include this one! A pair of binoculars! It’s amazing how seeing the natural world better helps you connect with it. Great for teenagers. From the team at Echidna Walkabout: Janine, Roger, Martin, Jo, Mary, Paul, Bill, Melinda, Donna & Brian (and new trainees Kirby, Scott, Paul & LInda)