Australian Animals Headed for Extinction
We all know Australia has some of the most diverse and beautiful wildlife on the planet, but if we want these animals to continue to thrive in our beautiful country, there’s a lot more we need to do. Extinctions in Australia are becoming disturbingly common, as more mammal species have disappeared in Australia than any other country over the last 200 years.
I’m sure you’re aware of the Tasmanian Tiger, which went extinct in 1933, but since then many more have fallen to the past including the Lesser Bilby, Pig-Footed Bandicoot and the Toolache Wallaby, among many others.
To educate us more about this worrying issue, and hopefully begin to kick the trend in the other direction, Drive spoke to Sarah Legge, a wildlife ecologist and a professor at the Australian National University.