This #ThreatenedSpeciesDay marks the 80th anniversary of the death of the last captive Tasmanian Tiger. In a judgment earlier this year (involving our colleagues at EDO NSW), Justice Pepper of the Land & Environment Court said:
The permanent exhibition dedicated to the Tasmanian Tiger at the Tasmanian Museum is a poignant memorial to, and a powerful reminder of, how easily and quickly a species can, through human intervention, vanish forever.
Our report for the Bob Brown Foundation, “Critically Endangered, Under-Protected“, outlines a range of practical law reforms aimed at preventing this fate for the Swift Parrot and other critically endangered species. Now we just need the Government to act!
Image by First Dog on the Moon, courtesy BBF