On the night of 7 September 1936, the last known Thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) ‘Benjamin’ died in Hobart Zoo.
Benjamin’s passing added the Tasmanian tiger to the extensive list of native mammal extinctions to have occurred since European settlement in Australia. From this tragedy, National Threatened Species day was born and it serves as a reminder to protect other vulnerable creatures.
Australia has one of the highest rates of animal extinction anywhere in the world. We know this is unacceptable and we know we can do better, so let's encourage our elected leaders to do something about it this Threatened Species Day!
Join The Wilderness Society and Friends of the Earth on Thursday, 7 September 2017 as we call on our elected leaders to drive the change to reverse this trend.