Mark Bramble Cay melomys Day with this limited edition T-shirt.
It's a day to remember the Bramble Cay melomys (pictured, image by Ian Bell), which had the misfortune of being the first mammal in the world to go extinct due to climate change. The real tragedy is that it could, and should, have been saved.
Why is it important?
The T-shirt serves as a reminder as to what can happen to critically endangered species when swift action isn’t taken to save them. The Bramble Cay melomys should have lived; it should still be with us today. Declared extinct in February 2019, it wasn't just climate change that drove 'our little brown rat' to oblivion—it was the inaction of our government to fund the recovery plan that should have saved it.
Learn about the fate of the Bramble Cay melomys and find out why strong new nature laws are needed to make sure such a tragedy doesn’t happen again.
What's it made from?
Made from organic cotton in Natural colour, remember the Bramble Cay melomys with pride.
- Printed on high quality organic ringspun cotton tees
- 100% organic cotton
- Quality cotton grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides - GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified
- Ethically produced
- Purchasing this T-shirt means you’re supporting life in Australia