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Threatened Species Day 2015

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. It is a time to reflect on what happened in the past and how we can protect our threatened species in the future. A day to celebrate our success stories and ongoing threatened species recovery work.

View film clips of thylacines in captivity, 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 conserved for future generations.

Why promote threatened species?

To effectively manage threatened species in NSW, we need to be aware of how our activities could increase their risk of extinction and to support efforts to secure the species in the wild. National Threatened Species Day is celebrated across the country to raise awareness of the plight of many species but also to highlight the amazing work that people are doing to save them.

We encourage everyone, whether you are a scientist, an artist, a business person, a sportsperson, an educator, work for local government or just love plants and animals, to do something to celebrate National Threatened Species Day and our unique threatened flora and fauna.

What can I do to help threatened species?

A good place to start is by learning more about what is out there in our local area and then beyond. You can find out what conservation projects are happening in your area and if you can help. Find out more about Saving Our Species, and take a short quiz to find out how much you know about our threatened flora and fauna.

How can I celebrate National Threatened Species Day?

You can help raise awareness about the plight of threatened species by planning an activity such as some bush regeneration in your local area or holding a talk at your club or school or holding an art exhibition. You can also join together with other people interested in nature via the activities around the state. All we need from you is enthusiasm, initiative, and a willingness to share a common message of Saving Our Species.

Events for Threatened Species Day 2015

DateEventLocationContact
5 September Bush regeneration in the endangered plant communities Coastal Saltmarsh and Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest Marramarra National Park near Wisemans Ferry Tegan Burton
0419 753 798
Tegan.burton@environment.nsw.gov.au
6 September Bird walk, photography workshop and BBQ Tamworth Marsupial Park
Endeavour Drive
Tamworth
Mitch Palmer
02 6742 9214
Mitchell.palmer@lls.nsw.gov.au
7 September
11 am–1 pm
Display with OEH threatened species officers answering questions Church St rotunda
Macquarie St
Dubbo
Andy McQuie
02 68835362
andy.mcquie@environment.nsw.gov.au
7 September
1 pm
Talk and exhibition by Peggy McDonald, Raptor Rehabilitation expert and founder of ARCC Inc. - Australian Raptor Care and Conservation Inc. Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
Morton National Park
Beth Boughton
02 4887 7270
beth.boughton@environment.nsw.gov.au
7 September
1–3 pm
Dubbo Field Naturalists and Conservation Society working bee to plant endangered plants Wattle Grove plantation under the rail bridge
Dubbo
Andy McQuie
02 68835362
andy.mcquie@environment.nsw.gov.au
7 September 'Superb Parrot Community Monitoring Project' launch. Superb Parrot Community Monitoring Project Lorraine Oliver
02 6229 7120
Lorraine.Oliver@environment.nsw.gov.au
7 September from 7 pm Koala Information Night The Empire Cinema, Bowral

Sue Luscombe

(02) 4224 4174 or 0427 899 162

Sue.Luscombe@environment.nsw.gov.au

8 September Box Grassy Woodland public info day Adams Lead Reserve
Gulgong
Andy McQuie
02 68835362
andy.mcquie@environment.nsw.gov.au
11 September Building Bridges to Boorowa - tree planting for Superb Parrots Contact coordinator (Gareth Debney) for details

Gareth Debney

(02) 9936 8100

Gareth.Debney@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

11 September
6 pm–10 pm
Cessnock Council Spring Awakening Festival Hunter TAFE
Cessnock campus
Corner Darwin St and North Avenue
Cessnock
John Zeder
John.Zeder@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
12 September Endangered emu population survey Various including: Yuraygir National Park region; coastal townships of the Clarence Valley; Bungawalbin National Park and surrounds Gina Hart
(02) 66 411 521
0459 845 387
gina.hart@environment.nsw.gov.au
12 September
10 am–12 pm
Open Day at Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve, Albion Park with dry subtropical rainforest endangered ecological community, Tullimbah Land Care Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve at the end of Digby Close
Albion Park
Ruth Jenkins
0402 027221
tlcenvirocare@gmail.com
12 September 9 am–12 pm Hawthorne St Reserve bush regeneration in endangered Kurnell Dune Forest Hawthorne St Reserve, Rockdale, past the tennis courts near the walking track

Rachel Buzio

0411 028 198

rbuzio@rockdale.nsw.gov.au

13 September
9 am–12 pm
Bush regeneration in Sydney Turpentine -Ironbark endangered ecological community Meet next to bridge near 99 Model Farms Road, Winston Hills. Talia Sawers/Grace Keenan
0414 980 668
bushcare@parracity.nsw.gov.au
13 September
9 am–12 pm
Bush regeneration of Blue Gum High Forest endangered ecological community Dalrymple Hay Nature Reserve
St Ives
Peter Taggart
0427 957 915
peter.taggart@environment.nsw.gov.au
13 September
9 am–11 am
Citrus Road Wildlife Corridor - general tidy up Citrus Road, north of the Calabria Rd roundabout
Griffith
Joanne Tarbit
0408 629 449
joanne.tarbit@griffith.nsw.gov.au
13 September
10 am–3 pm
Bush regeneration in the bush garden and along Wingello Creek tributary Meet at Community Centre
147 Maidens Brush Rd
Wyoming
Kathy Sokk
024342 7483
manager@wyomingcc.org.au
14 September Astrolasia buxifolia public information day Hyde Park Reserve
Hartley
Andy McQuie
02 68835362
andy.mcquie@environment.nsw.gov.au
24 September
10 am–3 pm
Biodiversity Day Blue Gum Hill Regional Park
Minmi
Pauline Dunne
(02) 49273121
pauline.dunn@environment.nsw.gov.au
26 September
1 pm
Talk and exhibition by Peggy McDonald, Raptor Rehabilitation expert and founder of ARCC Inc. - Australian Raptor Care and Conservation Inc. Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, Morton National Park Beth Boughton
02 4887 7270
beth.boughton@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Page last updated: 26 August 2015