The first Threatened Species Day in Australia was declared on 7th September 1996 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger.
This last Tiger, or thylacine, known as ‘Benjamin’, died in 1936 in the Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart.
The broad aims of the day are to increase community knowledge of our local threatened species, and to raise awareness of their value and their management needs.
The theme of the day will be:
[The Spotted-tailed Quoll is a threatened species. Almost half (28 species) of the mammal species that have been recorded in the World Heritage Area since European settlement are now considered to be threatened.]
Speakers for the day will tell us what threatened species mean to them and include:
Registration is at 9.30am (tea/coffee provided), and the talks start at 10am.
Lunch will be provided.
Wentworth Falls School of Arts is on the corner of the highway and Adele St.
Our Threatened Species Day is free, but we would appreciate attendees registering their interest at EventBrite.