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Threatened Species Day 2018

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Wentworth Falls School of the Arts

Great Western Highway

Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782

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THREATENED SPECIES DAY, 2018

The first Threatened Species Day in Australia was declared on 7th September 1996 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger.

This last Tiger, or thylacine, known as ‘Benjamin’, was captured in 1933 and died in 1936 in the Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart.

Apparently Benjamin died a heartbreakingly sad death, having been left out of his sheltered sleeping quarters and subsequently dying of cold in the night.

The few remaining film clips of Benjamin in his enclosure are precious but bleak beyond words.

Thinking positively, Blue Mountains Conservation Society is planning to mark Threatened Species Day 2018 on:

SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER at the
WENTWORTH FALLS SCHOOL OF ARTS

The theme of the day will be Threatened Species in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – what do they mean to me?

The broad aims of the day are to increase community knowledge of our local threatened species, and to raise awareness of their value and their management needs.

Judy Smith
Threatened Species Officer

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