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Exhibition 1 - 7 September

To coincide with Threatened Species Day, Wild Island will be hosting a mini exhibition for one week only. This will be an opportunity to reflect on what has happened in the past, and how we can protect our threatened species in the future. A day to celebrate our success stories and ongoing threatened species recovery work.Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on 7 September to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart in 1936. This is the 80th year since the death of this thylacine, and fittingly the theme for this year is 'Extinction Matters'.

With original artworks and design pieces by some of our contributing artists, we will showcase just a very small number of the current species that are threatened in Tasmania. For a full list of Tasmania's threatened species, you can view the DPIPWE database.

Contributing artists include: Rebecca Kissling, Julie Stoneman, Fyona Storer, Hayley Garbowski and Dave Williams.