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Threatened Species Day - 7th September

Threatened Species Day was declared in 1996 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger at Hobart Zoo in 1936.  This is a day to reflect on what has happened in the past and how similar fates could await other native plants and animals unless appropriate action is taken. 

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. In NSW alone there are close to 1000 species at risk of extinction.  Saving threatened species is important for a healthy and diverse environment.

The day also celebrates the amazing work that is being done by passionate conservationists, researchers, volunteers and community experts.

Activities this year are limited with lockdown, but there are still ways to get involved:

SEED Citizen Science Hub 

  • Explore environmental projects
  • Stay up-to-date with science projects and events
  • Tune into their live -brush-tailed rock-wallaby cam
  • Help animals from home by getting involved in online activities, quizzes and planting trees for our threatened wildlife.