WA state emblem on the endangered animal list

Renee Bauhofer and Tamara Wilkes-Jones of the Project Numbat group.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d442915
Renee Bauhofer and Tamara Wilkes-Jones of the Project Numbat group.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d442915

Unfortunately, it is not the only Australian animal that is on the endangered list.

Local community group Project Numbat will be looking to raise awareness about the state animal and others like it when it holds the second National Threatened Species Day at Kings Square this weekend.

Project Numbat�s Eveline Masco said there would be a collection of different agencies and not-for-profit groups such as Conservation Council of WA, Maroo Wildlife Reserve and the WA Forest Alliance at the event to help shed light on how much conservation is needed.

�Last year we spoke to too many people to count and received many generous donations,� she said.

�A series of stalls will showcase a particular threatened species and how these groups are working towards conserving these species and their habitats.

�It will be an interactive day with face painting, children�s colouring sheets and mascots.

�We want to encourage the public to engage with us so we can raise awareness of the species, its treats and to raise funds that can go towards conservation.�