I actually think that he does allot for environmental/habitat conservation. He has bought up quite a few nature corridors up in Northern NSW and in South Coast QLD, that may otherwise just have become developed like everything else around there.
Yea, he does poke and prod snakes. No, he doesn't pull out a shovel and whack them over the head with it, not sure about everyone else, but having grown up in area where you do come across snakes in the summer, I am more prone to seeing the shovel, it is a nice change.
I'm not saying I agree with everything he does in the sense of it being harmless to animals, but he does do allot of work with relocating crocs here that would otherwise by hunted down and shot, and that is without knocking them unconcious first with drugs.
The inncident with his baby is unsettling.