In case you didn’t know, the 7th September each year is Threatened Species Day, commemorating the day the last captive Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) died in captivity in 1936 in Hobart.
This region has a similar, now less well known story, with the last captive Toolache (pronounced “Too-lait-shee”) Wallaby dying in Robe three years later – in 1939. This spectacularly marked wallaby originally occured across the South East of SA and South West Victoria.
Although the timing of Threatened Species Day makes it a bit of a solemn day, it is also a chance to reflect on how far people in Australian have come in their appreciation and understanding of nature; leading to a strong resolve to not repeat the environmental mistakes of the past.
So in looking forward in a positive light, it is fitting that today we launch the new web-pages for NGT’s current biodiversity projects.
On our website, you will see a new tab across the top called “Current Projects”, which will give you a drop-down menu of a range of current projects to choose from.
You can also click on the following links:
- Glenelg Spiny Crayfish
- Community Events 2013
- River Blackfish
- Eared Worm Lizard
- Wetland Condition Assessment Tool
- Wetland Restoration on Private Land
- Long Swamp
- Cross-border Community Nursery
These pages will be kept regularly updated by the NGT staff member responsible; posting Blogs of project progress and related items of interest. You will see project Blogs appear at the bottom of these pages, with the latest posts appearing first.