Threatened Species Day


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Kunara Organic Marketplace   0:01am - 11:59pm

330 Mons Road
Forest Glen, Queensland, 4556

Phone: 07 5445 6440


Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on 7 September to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936.

View?film clips of thylacines in captivityexternal link,?including the last film footage of the species.

Why are threatened species important?

Threatened species are an important component of biodiversity. Once they become extinct they are gone forever. Today most species become threatened because of habitat destruction and the invasion of non-native species. With effective management, however, almost all threatened species can be saved.