'Extinction' exhibition to raise awareness for threatened species
Thursday, 3 September 2020
Shellharbour Civic Centre is hosting a photography exhibition for National Threatened Species Day (Monday 7 September), to raise awareness of animals and plants at risk of extinction in New South Wales.
The exhibition titled Extinction will be held over three weeks from Thursday 3 to Thursday 24 September 2020 and will be displayed in the Civic Centre’s foyer and backyard area.
National Threatened Species Day is held annually to commemorate the death of the last known Tasmanian Tiger on 7 September, 1936.
Extinction has been curated in partnership with Saving Our Species, NSW Department of Planning Industry and the Environment. Viewers can scan QR codes on the large images in the exhibit to find out further information about the threatened species.
Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said that the exhibition was an exciting opportunity for the community to learn more about threatened Australian native animals and plants, and the importance they have in our ecosystems.
“Shellharbour City Council is home to a number of species listed as threatened, including the Grey-headed Flying-fox, Illawarra Greenhood Orchid and Pied Oystercatcher,” Cr Saliba said
Council staff work in partnership with all levels of government and the local community to ensure these unique and precious plants and animals will still be in the local area for generations to come,” she said.