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World Biodiversity Day (today)

May 22nd is World Biodiversity Day (also known as the International Day for Biological Diversity). Please take a moment to read a message from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Knowledge is power. Ignorance and indifference is death. Follow the link. The platypus says thanks.

The last "Tasmanian Tiger" (Thylacinus cynocephalus), died on the night of 7 September 1933.


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May. 22nd, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
Related note: Had you seen this?
"10 Animals That May Go Extinct in the Next 10 Years"
May. 22nd, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
wow. i've never seen one of those beasties before.
May. 22nd, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
This piece of film has me in tears. How utterly sad these animals, and so many others, have been wiped into obvlivion. And so many more destined to go the same way...
May. 22nd, 2007 09:47 am (UTC)
I saw a documentary a few months ago about an attempt to clone the Tasmanian Tiger, but I can't seem to find any information about the project more recent than what Wikipedia has. I hope they do manage to succeed eventually.
May. 22nd, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
The last "Tasmanian Tiger" (Thylacinus cynocephalus), died on the night of 7 September 1933.

I had never thought that footage of them existed . . . It's strangely sad.
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