“I think it’s just a fantastic opportunity to learn how awesome our mammals are and how lucky we are to share the world with them, and also to realise that we need to do a lot better to take care of them as well.”
The nominated mammals will be divided into eight new voting categories based on their habitats, ranging from arid environments and tropical rainforests to urban areas and marine ecosystems.
“Australia has more than 1,900 threatened species, but you might not also know that there are more than 100 threatened ecological communities as well, and they’re at risk of extinction too,” Perfetto said.
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