On September 7, 1936, the last Tasmanian Tiger died in captivity. September 7 now marks an annual event in Australia, known as National Threatened Species Day. The Threatened Species Network homepage, co-hosted by Environment Australia's Biodiversity Group and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), describes Australia's commitment to stemming human-caused extinctions of the 1,400 species that are now at risk in Australia. The Website offers a wealth of general and Australia-specific information, including resources on community action, education, and endangered species research. In addition, viewers will find links to related international sites, a summary of Strategies and Laws (for Australia), and an impressive list of upcoming events (Calendar section). For those interested in learning more about Australia's threatened species or in studying another country's approach to wildlife conservation, this site will be informative.
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