The UN-declared International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually around the world on June 21, culminating in Canberra at the weekend. DANIELLE NOHRA talks to a ‘lifelong’ yoga student, who says it’s important to ask […]
The committee called for community submissions last year and received 29 suggestions but have since decided that the two strongest contenders are the Eastern Bettong and the Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby.
When choosing a shortlist of mammals for the poll, the committee considered the following factors: the animal’s connection to the ACT region, its contribution to the local environment, classification as “vulnerable” or “endangered”, and the potential for publicity as the Territory emblem to contribute to important conservation efforts.
Other animals mentioned most frequently in submissions were the Spotted Tail Quoll, Echidna, and Little Forest Bat.
The online poll is now open at surveymonkey.com/