World Numbat Day is observed every year on the first Saturday of November. World Numbat Day is a special day to honour Western Australia’s unique mammal emblem and an awareness day to encourage the action to conserve the Numbat species. The numbat is a small marsupial which was found across southern Australia. Now, it is narrowed to a few isolated pockets in southwestern Australia as well as two small reintroduced populations in New South Wales and South Australia. With an expected wild population of less than 1000, the species faces the threat of extinction. Hence, Numbat Day is a perfect day to raise awareness about the conservation of Numbat Species.
History of World Numbat Day
The founder and the origin of World Numbat Day are still unknown. But the main purpose of the day is to raise awareness among the peoples about the importance of conserve of Numbat species. The Numbat species is under threat from the habitat loss and introduced predators like foxes and feral cats. With the predicted population of fewer than 1000 individuals, the peoples will have to protect the future of this unique material marsupial. Project Numbat Inc is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization which promotes the community awareness and association in the preservation of Western Australia’s unique mammal emblem.
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How to Celebrate the Day
The best way to celebrate Numbat Day is by creating awareness among the peoples about the importance of conserving the Numbat species. Create your awareness on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and much more by using the hashtag #WorldNumbatDay or #NumbatDay.
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