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Threatened Species Day

September 7 is Threatened Species Day in Australia.

Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on September 7 to commemorate the anniversary of 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 has happened in the past and how to protect threatened species in the future.

The first Threatened Species Day was held in 1996.

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  • Has Threatened Species Day catalyzed any events, new publications or videos?
  • Are there any recommended Creative Commons-licensed artwork or photos related to biodiversity and wildlife conservation in Australia?
  • Do other countries have analog events to Australia’s Threatened Species Day?
    • The USA celebrates Endangered Species Day on May 19
  • For visitors, are there ways that travel and tourism can benefit ongoing biodiversity conservation?


New publication: Where has the Australian fritillary gone? – The Australian fritillary butterfly once occurred in coastal regions of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales. However, there have not been any verified sightings since 2001. This guide includes information on how to identify the Australian fritillary and where to look for it.

Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner was appointed in July 2014 to bring a new national focus and effort to secure threatened flora and fauna. Facebook and Twitter – @TSCommissioner




Threatened Species Forum in Western Australia #TSforumWA

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