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National Threatened Species Week

Come and celebrate successful recovery projects underway to safeguard a number of threatened species in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall from 9am – 2pm on Thursday 7 September to acknowledge National Threatened Species Week (3 – 10 September).

There will be wildlife displays from up to 20 exhibitors including the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australia, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia Zoo, and Sea World.

National Threatened Species Week is about drawing attention to Australia’s plants, animals and ecosystems that are under threat, and encourages the community to actively make choices that help conserve and protect our natural heritage.

National Threatened Species Day

On the night of 7 September 1936, the last Tasmanian tiger died in Hobart Zoo. With the death of this animal the thylacine species became extinct.

In 1996, on the sixtieth anniversary of the last Tasmanian tiger’s death, 7 September was declared ‘National Threatened Species Day’ — a time to reflect on what happened to the thylacine and how similar fates could await other native plants and animals unless appropriate action is taken.

National Threatened Species Day highlights the past and how we can protect Queensland’s threatened plants and animals into the future, while also celebrating species success stories and ongoing threatened species recovery work.

Thursday 7 September 2017 is National Threatened Species Day.

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Last updated
6 September 2017