Now generally, this is a day where, in Australia (probably NZ too) we take a look and put a spotlight on threatened species within Australian, and more pacific type countries. Due to popularity, we normally look at animals, maybe insects on this day.
What I would mainly focus onto today is on plants and trees. After watching Gardening Australia yesterday, it was horrifying! Simply for our own greed, how many plants are nearly extinct or have rapidly become extinct.
As an example, there are currently over three trillion trees in the world. HOWEVER! We are currently losing 10 billion trees a year!
So get out there and plant a tree!
Farmers of the Skies the Australian Flying Fox, are now considered threatened and on the brink of endangered. They’re called the farmers of the sky, because they like fruits and flowers, then they fly great distances and you know…
As they say in the article by Animals Australia Org
entire ecosystems could collapse
The earth, animals, plants and trees. All know how to make the planet work. We could learn something from them!
Today is important for two reasons:
The reciognition and information spreading of one of the worlds largest and heavily endangered animals. The Rhino…A Day which celebrates ALL five species of Rhino: Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan.
Taronga Zoo announces Rhino pregnancy.
Today is also Hobbit Day…Hobbit Day is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins (different years though, obviously) The two main characters/protagonist of the two greatest series ever written!
There are just so many important calendar days, I have no idea how to keep up with them all!
Today is National Threatened Species Day in Australia. A chance to take notice and how to help to protect our native fauna and flora This Day was declared in 1996, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger in 1936.
Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) – Wikipedia
‘Not science fiction any more’: The Tasmanian tiger could soon be back from extinction
The reason I put a question mark next to my title was because I thought to myself…Was the “Happy” really necessary considering the topic?
Endangered Species Day 2016: 9 Facts, Quotes And Ways To Help Plants And Animals Facing Extinction
International Business Times, Article written by Jess McHugh
Today is a good day to take a look at ourselves as a whole individual species and ask ourselves “What can I do to help?”…We have the power to help these animals, these animals who cannot speak for themselves. We are the ones that are taking such a large amount of these lives away. Extinction will happen to every single species eventually, but usually these take thousands, if not millions of years to happen and it use to be because of either evolution changes or environmental changes. Yet, humans can wipe out whole species in just years.
Below I have posted a link to a list of the WFF Endangered Species List:
WWF: SPECIES DIRECTORY
Now this list does not include all of the endangered species on this planet. One also has consider the impact that we are having on species like the bees,frogs and birds. It’s not just the big animals we have to look out for, it’s the little ones too.