Category Archives: endangered species day

Ten Actions to Conserve Endangered Species

One of the most important questions people ask about endangered species protection is: ‘What can I do to help?’ The fourth infographic in our series shows ideas for actions you can take to protect and recover species and support biodiversity conservation. From small to large there are ways for everyone to become involved, make a positive impact, and increase awareness of the urgent need to protect biodiversity. Use this infographic to express to others how individuals and groups can help… Continue reading

What is the Endangered Species Act?

The second in our series of new infographics describes the remarkable efficacy and impact of the Endangered Species Act. The Act, created in 1973, remains one of the world’s strongest protections for biodiversity conservation. Yet in order for the Endangered Species Act to remain strong, it needs your support. Use this infographic to talk with others about the positive impact of the Act and spread awareness of the critical role this legislation plays in species protection. For more information about… Continue reading

U.S. Celebrating Endangered Species Day on May 17

Contact:  David Robinson, drobinson@endangered.org, (951) 282-3665 Leda Huta, lhuta@endangered.org, (202) 320-6467   Events Planned at Zoos, Nature Centers and other Venues Washington, D.C. – On Friday, May 17, thousands of Americans are gathering to participate in Endangered Species Day events across the country, in recognition of our nation’s commitment to protecting and restoring our disappearing wildlife. This is the 14th annual international Endangered Species Day, which occurs on the third Friday of May, celebrating our wildlife and wild places. “Endangered Species… Continue reading

And the winners are…

We are very happy to announce that the esteemed panel of judges has completed the very difficult task of selecting grade category and grand prize winners in the 2018 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. The Grand Prize Winning Entry is Hawksbill Sea Turtle by Brandon Xie: The First Place entry is Humpback Whale by Erin Dong: The Grade K-2 category winning entry is Blue-tailed Skink by Sean Lam: The Grade 3-5 category winning entry is Florida Panther by Kyle… Continue reading

Winning entries chosen in 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

Today, the judges announced their choices for Grand Prize and Grade Category Winners in the 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. More than 1,400 students from around the country entered and submitted excellent artwork making the judging process very challenging.  Congratulations and much gratitude to the winning artists and to all who entered for taking the time to create artwork featuring endangered and threatened species. The Grand Prize winning entry is from Sanah Nuha Hutchins of Washington, D.C. The… Continue reading

Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest Semifinalists Announced

This week, the Endangered Species Coalition announced the 40 semifinalist entries in the 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest.  More than 1,400 young people representing nearly every state in the country submitted artistic entries to the contest displaying an amazing level of creativity and talent. These 40 entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of judges on four primary artistic elements: Concept: How well does the work relate to the endangered species theme? Composition: How well do the… Continue reading

Endangered Species Day 2015

The 10th annual Endangered Species Day is May 15th, 2015. The Endangered Species Coalition led the effort in establishing Endangered Species Day when the Senate first officially recognized it through a resolution in 2006.  We have come a very long way since then! Thousand of young people participate in the annual Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest  and there are nearly 200 events scheduled in at least 42 states, including six events in U.S. National Parks. In Washington, D.C. we are celebrating Endangered Species… Continue reading

Celebrate Endangered Species Day

Friday, May 16th is Endangered Species Day 2014.  How are you celebrating? This is the 9th annual Endangered Species Day and is the biggest yet. Events have already begun, with nearly 200 scheduled around the country. In Washington, we will be talking about plants and pollinators at the U.S. Botanic Garden on Friday along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other conservation groups. This week of Endangered Species Day, we have partnered with the Spring of Sustainability to… Continue reading

Endangered Species Day 2008 rocked

Endangered Species Day was a great success this year, with over 100 events happening in 33 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. The photo to the right comes from the event at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where folks spent some time finding the endangered tidewater goby. Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Endangered Species Day such a great success. And many thanks as well to these bloggers for highlighting the day: National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Promise… Continue reading

Happy Endangered Species Day!

Today is Endangered Species Day! Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation’s amazing wildlife and wild places. To learn about Endangered Species Day, visit www.EndangeredSpeciesDay.org Every year, millions of people throughout the country celebrate Endangered Species Day at parks, wildlife refuges, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, libraries, schools and community centers. Attend an Endangered Species Day eventYou can find an Endangered Species Day event near you. You can participate in festivals, field trips, bird and wildlife watching, hikes, park… Continue reading