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Threatened Species Day

Threatened Species Day

Threatened Species Day is commemorated on 7 September each year and is a day is when we turn the spotlight on native plants, animals, and ecosystems that are under threat and reflect on how we can protect them into the future.

The day also celebrates the amazing work that is being done to save them by passionate conservationists, researchers, volunteers, and community experts.

In 2019, the Southern Highlands will be hosting a number of fantastic events to commemorate this day and we hope you can share it with us!

Threatened Species Profiles

The profiles below have been developed to help build awareness of which animals and their supporting habitats are unique and special to Wingecarribee Shire.


PAST Events in the Southern Highlands

Great Western Wildlife Corridor - Glossy Black Cockatoo Count

Sat 8 & Sun 9 September

Help us gain a better understanding of the local glossy black-cockatoo population by heading out for a weekend of bird watching! By surveying for glossies across the landscape within a set timeframe, we can get an accurate measure of the local population. Help us get a snapshot of the glossy black-cockatoo population by heading out on your private property or local bushland reserve anywhere between Bullio and Bungonia.

Koala Talk at Fitzroy Falls Visitors Centre

11am Saturday 9 September

The Southern Highlands has the largest koala population in southern NSW, with over 3000 koalas calling the region home. To celebrate Threatened Species Day, the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre will be hosting a presentation by Joe Stammers from the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project, who will be discussing how we can all work together to ensure there is a healthy and breeding koala population in the region for many years to come.

More information: Tel: 4887 7270

Guided Walk - Penrose State Forest

Friday April 7 - 9:30am to 12noon

Southern Highlanders are invited to a guided walk through Penrose State Forest. Join staff from the Office of Environment and Heritage and Penrose Swamp Conservation Group as we look out for some of the rare plants and animals that call it home. The walk will be ~ 5km and require a moderate level of fitness.

Meet at Penrose Community Hall

What to bring: Appropriate field clothes, a snack and water

Last Updated: October 16th, 2019
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