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Endangered Species Day Celebrated May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd

Endangered Species Day Celebrated May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd

Endangered Species Day was started by the US Senate to bring attention to the large number of species that are struggling to survive. It is recently passed legislation and was sponsored by Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island.

Everyone can play a role in conserving what remains of the world’s natural, wild biological diversity. Recent media reports indicate many species are on the decline, mainly due to human activities. Dr Stuart Butchart of the United Nations Environment Programme said of their current research, “Our data show that 2010 will not be the year that biodiversity loss was halted, but it needs to be the year in which we start taking the issue seriously and substantially increase our efforts to take care of what is left of our planet.”

Stop Extinction, The Endangered Species Coalition has assembled a number of helpful resources related to the event, including what you can do, and a teacher’s toolkit. Stop Extinction also has a list of events you can attend. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has provided an endangered species online quiz. The National Wildlife Federation has a list of actions to take  in order to preserve habitats and wild animals.

For example, simply making a post on Facebook can spread information that can be passed on and create a wave of attention. Of course, you are free to create your own contributions, or do your own research to support Endangered Species Day.

Image Credit: Ucumari

Related Link:
10 Most Threatened Animal Species

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3:47AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

I hope we will make every day a day to think of animal life.

3:37AM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

Thanks for sharing!

3:31PM PDT on May 2, 2012

MARKING MY CALANDER!

10:49AM PDT on May 2, 2012

thank u for this share

2:41PM PDT on May 1, 2012

thanks.....but until we celebrate and acknowledge these endangered species everyday we won't easily solve the problems we are creating for them.....

12:15AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

thanks for information!

12:44PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

This will be a long overdue day.

5:10AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Thanks for the article.

11:25AM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Good news

11:08AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Thanks!

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