Endangered Species Day is May 20th

In 2011,Endangered Species Day is May 20. This day is dedicated to recognizing the many endangered species on our planet, and the conservation efforts that are being made to save them from extinction. In the United States, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) became law in 1973. Since that time it has helped protect a variety of wild animals from human activities such as poaching and destroying their habitats. However, it is becoming more and more clear, due to various political shenigans, that the ESA is sometimes undermined, and animals suffer because of human greed.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has published a webpage with a finder to help visitors learn about endangered species in their state. For example, if you select California, a page will show a list of 123 endangered and threatened wild species, with links to more specific information about each one. There are pages for all the states with information about local endangered animals.

Acting Director of the USFWS said, “By taking action to help our imperiled native fish, wildlife and plants, we can ensure a healthy future for our community and protect treasured landscapes for future generations.” (Source: WoWT)

There are actually Endangered Species Day events taking place throughout the month of May and in many states. You can find out more on this web page.

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66 comments

Sandi C.
Sandi C4 years ago

when is it as I've seen different days listed.

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Tanja Z.
Tanja Zilker5 years ago

thank you for informations!

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LM Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

good to know, thank you.

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Mel M.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thank you

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W6 years ago

interesting idea, Franco

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Jenny W.
Jenny L W6 years ago

I wish I'd seen this before May 20th, but that's my own fault...but I admit, I like the idea of sharing my birthday (May 20th) with Endangered Species Day

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Celine V.
Celine V6 years ago

Thank you Jake.

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Lindsey Williams
Lindsey Williams6 years ago

thank you

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Wioletta S.
Wioletta S6 years ago

hurej

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Franco Di Palma
Franco Di Palma6 years ago

Maybe they are disappearing because of the Rapture? God is taking them instead of us. We as humans are the perpetrators of evil so it stands to reason we will be left here alone eventually in a world absent of all God's beautiful creatures.

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