Extinct, or not?It is estimated there were around 5,000 thylacines in Tasmania when Europeans settled in the area, according to National Museum Australia. In 1830, the Van Diemens Land Co. introduced bounty on the animal, and in 1888 the Tasmanian Parliament placed a bounty of 1 pound ($1.25) on thylacines, according to the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. The last wild Tasmanian tiger was killed between 1910 and 1920. In 1936, the last known thylacine, named Benjamin, died in captivity in the Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, Australia. This was just two months after the Australian government made the animal a protected species. … [Read more...] about Facts About Tasmanian Tigers
Despite the delays, therefore, one would expect the communications campaign for the NHSX's contact-tracing app to have gone all out. In Australia, after all, even McDonald's and Hungry Jacks pushed notifications to their users encouraging them to download the government's Covidsafe app. But instead, the NHSX app seems to have gone off the radar for the past month or so; in fact, the latest official update on the organization's blog dates back to 8 May. … [Read more...] about Contact-tracing app: How much difference will it really make?