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Threatened Species Day   
Friday, 7 September 2012

Produced by Emilie Gramenz

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On this day in 1936, the last Tasmanian tiger passed away in Hobart Zoo. For this reason, today is National Threatened Species Day. The Wire spoke to some environmental crusaders about why our native wildlife is under threat.

(Image by belgianchocolate on Flickr) For more information about assisting conservation efforts, please visit the links below.

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Al Mucci, President of the Zoo & Aquarium Association, Queensland
Louise Saunders, President of Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland
Dr Rodrigo Hamede, University of Tasmania
Shane Flanagan, Supervisor, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

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Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
Bat Conservation and Rescue
World Wildlife Fund
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