THERE are more than 400 endangered species in Australia, a worrying statistic for members of local not-for-profit Project Numbat.
The need to promote the conservation of these hundreds of native wildlife species has led Project Numbat to combine with other like-minded organisations to hold a National Threatened Species Day in Kings Square next week.
Project Numbat president Tamara Wilkes-Jones said it would be the third time the event was run, with each group in attendance holding a stall to highlight how they are working towards the conservation of a particular species. “Events like this are very important; some people are not aware that our species are under threat,” she said.
“Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world and since European settlement we have lost 30 mammals.
“The event will be fun and interactive, we will have face painting, stickers and colouring in available for the kids.
“All sales and donations help Project Numbat and other organisations to raise awareness and conserve our native wildlife.”
National Threatened Species Day is at Kings Square on September 11 from 10am to 4pm.