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National Threatened Species Day

September 7, 2011

Today is Threatened Species Day,  it’s a national day held each year on 7 September to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger at Hobart Zoo in 1936.

This is a great opportunity to bring light to the plight of the koala and inspire action in getting the koala recognised as an endangered species under threat of extinction in the wild.

Queensland have based an entire week of events surrounding the effort to support the resilience, recovery andrenewal of our native species. Including;

 
Threatened Species Day

Celebrate Threatened Species Day with displays and live animals in Queen Street Mall

 

Wednesday 7 September 2011: 9.00 am – 2.00 pm

 

Location: Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

 

Northern Seminar Series with the topic of Threatened Species

The speaker will be Vanda Grabowski from the Koala Action for Pine Rivers Association to talk about the current threats to local koalas

 

Wednesday 7 September 2011: Nibbles at 6.00 pm with seminar beginning at 6.30 pm

 

Location: Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, Mcdowall

Find out more: Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre on 07 3403 1490

 
FREE Community Forum – koala conservation in SEQ

Thursday 8 September 2011: Free light refreshments starting at 5.30pm, forum commencing 6 pm

 

Location: Griffith University EcoCentre, Nathan Campus

 

Find out more: Limited seats available. RSVP to the EcoCentre to avoid disappointment by telephoning on 07 3735 7992 or email to L.Malcolm@griffith.edu.au

 
Camp for koalas

1st – 15th September: Mum and Dad’s “little koalas” are invited to come camping under the gum trees and help save the native koalas.

 

Mt Barney Lodge is supporting the Australian Koala Foundation’s education and conservation actions by donating every child’s camping fee to the Australian Koala Foundation from the 1 to 15 September. Each child will receive a sticker and koala tattoo for their efforts!

 

Location: Mt Barney Lodge, 1093 Upper Logan Road, Mt Barney

 

Cost: $6 per child/night

 

Find out more: Contact the staff of Mt Barney Lodge on 07 5544 3233 or info@mtbarneylodge.com.au

 

More info on threatened species here:

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/species.html

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