National Threatened Species Day

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am

On September 7th, 1936 the last known thylacine died at the Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart. Eighty-two years on, this date is a national day of reflection on the plight of Australian threatened species, but also a day to celebrate work being done on threatened species recovery.

Dr Terry Mulhern, Director of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Melbourne University talks about attempts to prevent the extinction of the largest freshwater invertebrate in the world - Tasmania’s giant lobster.

Tessa Campsi from Friends of the Earth's Forest Collective explains why some of Victoria’s most threatened species are in crisis due to logging in critically important habitat.



Dirt Radio is Friends of the Earth Melbourne's show on 3CR
Friends of the Earth campaigners and activists dig down into the dirt on important environmental and social justice issues.


Friends of the Earth Crew