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Bramble Cay Melomys Memorial Day

Today is Bramble Cay Melomys Memorial Day, dedicated to Australian wildlife and especially those that have become exitinct due to human (in)action. The Bramble Cay Melomys is the first mammal to become extinct due to climate change. A rescue plan was organised, but it was too little, too late.

The Guardian cartoonist, First Dog on the Moon, has provided a series of cartoons on these events.

You are invited to a special memorial picnic this Saturday, starting at 1pm just south of the Hochgurtel Fountain, Carlton Garden. And be COVID safe!

Please consider coming along. Bring picnic food, drinks, and perhaps some ideas of how we can prevent future extinctions and protect Australian wildlife.

Other events (held in Healesville, Sydney, Canberra, online) are posted on the appropriate Facebook group: