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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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8:53AM PDT on May 20, 2013

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

12:16AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

thank you for informations!

8:26PM PST on Feb 28, 2012

good to know, thank you.

7:14AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Thank you

6:00AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

interesting idea, Franco

4:44PM PDT on Jun 2, 2011

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

8:11PM PDT on May 25, 2011

Thank you Jake.

7:56AM PDT on May 23, 2011

thank you

10:54PM PDT on May 22, 2011


5:05PM PDT on May 22, 2011

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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