On the 7 September in 1936, the last Thylacine (or Tasmanian Tiger) died in Hobart Zoo. The 7th September is now Threatened Species Day, and a good time to refelect on the number of threatened species that we have in Australia
- There are 1776 threatened species in Australia
- 50% of these are endangered or critically endangered
- Plant life makes up 73% of endangered species
If you'd like to download the data yourself it can be found at data.gov.au.
Check out the full interactive chart here - it expands on the one below and also shows class of species.