National Threatened Species Day - September 7 2008

To: "Tony Lawson" <>, <>
Subject: National Threatened Species Day - September 7 2008
From: "John Cummings" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 15:26:05 +1000
Barbara and I are going to a welcome back the waders morning in Darwin to celebrate this day.
Yesterday while flying back from Borroloola to Katherine at 7,500 feet a group of about 15 Pied Geese flew past us going in the opposite direction.  Not a bad effort for these guys and the first I have seen up here.  Not quite where I expected to see them though.
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From: Tony Lawson [
Sent: Friday, 5 September 2008 2:52 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] National Threatened Species Day - September 7 2008

How are you going to celebrate National Threatened Species day?

I got this info from the DEWHA website: .

What is National Threatened Species Day?

National Threatened Species Day is held on 7 September each year to encourage the community to help conserve Australia's unique native fauna and flora. We can all take action to prevent further extinctions by restoring healthy numbers of endangered species and ecological communities in the wild.

National Threatened Species Day was first held in 1996, to commemorate the death of the last Tasmanian Tiger in captivity in 1936 in Hobart. The concept was developed by the Threatened Species Network, a community based program of the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Australian Government Caring for our Country, as a way to showcase Australian threatened species. By focusing attention on the plight of many of our threatened animals and plants, Threatened Species Day aims to encourage greater community support and hands-on involvement in the prevention of further losses of Australia's unique natural heritage.

What happens on the day?

A number of events are coordinated across Australia for National Threatened Species Day to raise community awareness about the plight of threatened species in Australia and to encourage community participation in conservation activities. Activities range from exhibitions and festivals, to displays, guided walks, workshops and a range of other community education and promotional activities. Free National Threatened Species Day posters, stickers and bookmarks can be ordered from the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Community Information Unit, email: or freecall 1800 803 772.

Events in each state and territory

A Calendar of Events  is available on the Threatened Species Network web site. Community groups can register their events online 

How do I help?

To find out how you can help our threatened species

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