National Threatened Species Day is on the 7th of September!
This National Threatened Species Day, help bring attention to the critically endangered species of the ACT – the Golden Sun Moth.
This, and many other species, are at risk of being even more threatened as they continue to lose important habitat. The Defence Housing Australia proposal for urban development at the grasslands at Lawson north is one of these threats.
Help us raise awareness of the importance of these little Canberra critters. There’s something for everyone!
- Kids – participate in a grasslands-themed colouring in competition
- Grown ups – put up a post about the #underratedunderthreat species of Canberra and tag DHA to make sure they see it
- Bake a cake for the Threatened Species Bake-Off (or vote for ours in the national competition!)
For the grown ups
Let’s remind Defence Housing Australia that Canberra’s threatened species may not be large, or glamorous, but they are an important part of local ecosystems. Post a pic on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account, making sure to tag DHA.
Step 2: Post and tag!
- @Defence Housing Australia
By posting and tagging your image, you’ll automatically go in the draw to win a Conservation Council T-shirt! The winner will be announced on September 14.
For the kids
Kids, here’s your chance to get creative and while away some of that lockdown time! We’ll make sure that your wonderful work is passed on to Defence Housing Australia – to remind them how important it is to protect our local species for future generations!
Step 1 - Download, print and colour!
Choose one of the designs, specially made by Jessica Riese at NatureArt Lab in Canberra.
Step 2: Send in your entry
Send your entry to Peta! She will make sure your entry gets seen by the people at DHA and will put your name in the hat for the lucky draw!
All entries will go in the draw for a Conservation Council prize-pack that includes Canberra’s Amazing Nature – a guide the the ACT’s natural heritage, and a Conservation Council t-shirt! The winner will be announced on September 14.
This year’s Threatened Species Bakeoff is on! We’ll be rolling up our sleeves to bake and decorate in support of one of our favourite Canberra critters – the Golden Sun Moth. Vote for our entry and share on Facebook to help this little moth the attention it deserves.
How you can help
“Like” our cake on the Threatened Species Commissioner’s Facebook “#tsbakeoff Entries 2021” album, and on Twitter and share with your friends!
About our cake
Our cake celebrates one of Lawson grasslands threatened species: the Golden Sun Moth and the important role that invertebrates play as “ecosystem engineers”.