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.

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Related Link:
10 Most Threatened Animal Species

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113 comments

Heidi H.
Past Member 3 years ago

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

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

Sandi C.
Sandi C.3 years ago

MARKING MY CALANDER!

sheri denato
Past Member 3 years ago

thank u for this share

Dave C.
Dave C.3 years ago

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

Tanja Z.
Tanja Zilker3 years ago

thanks for information!

KS Goh
KS Goh3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Kenneth D.
Kenneth Davies3 years ago

Good news

Amanda Goodwin
Amanda Goodwin3 years ago

Thanks!

Vicynthia Tjahjadi

Thank you for sharing. Hope this day could raise the awareness about how endangered animals have been threatened and how they can still contribute to our ecosystem.