Late CROCODILE HUNTER star Steve Irwin's young daughter BINDI has given a speech at the National Press Club (NPC) in Washington DC - calling on people to make the world a safer place for animals. The eight-year-old conservationist, whose father was killed by a stingray in September (06), spoke as part of Tourism Australia's G'DAY USA promotion. Bindi said, "It is very sad that in my lifetime a lot of wildlife could disappear. We could lose tigers and gorillas and even my favourite koalas. "We need to help my daddy's work and make this world a perfect place for animals." Club president JERRY ZREMSKI said, "I'm sure she is the youngest person to address the NPC." Bindi is touring the US with her mother TERI, and has appeared on talk shows hosted by DAVE LETTERMAN, Ellen Degeneres and Larry King.