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A Conversation on Endangered Species and Social Justice

This is a guest post from Charise Johnson, a research associate in the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. The post originally appeared on their website. Endangered Species Day was introduced as a resolution by Congress in 2006 to encourage “the people of the United States to become educated about, and aware of, threats to species, success stories in species recovery, and the opportunity to promote species conservation worldwide.” This year, Endangered Species Day (May 18) began with… Continue reading

Make #EndangeredSpeciesDay week plastic-free for wildlife

If you signed the pledge to give up plastics for the week of Endangered Species Day, the time is now! And if you haven’t, it’s not too late to be part of the Plastics Pledge for Endangered Species–add your name today. This one action on your part can help to begin to address the problem of plastic pollution of our oceans.  We have compiled a few tips to make the week as productive as possible. If you prefer to drink… Continue reading

Semi-finalists Chosen in Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

The 2018 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest was an amazing success with more than 1,500 entries from students around the United States. Thank you to everyone who entered!  A panel of judges made up of educators and art instructors recently undertook the very difficult process of narrowing all of the entries down to just 40 entries (10 for each grade category). These semi-finalist entries are below!   You can view them by grade category here: Grades K-2 Grades 3-5… Continue reading

12 Conservation Success Stories for Endangered Species Day

Be a part of Endangered Species Day! Every year, we organize celebrations and days of action around the country to celebrate conservation successes and work to make our world safer for endangered and threatened species. If you don’t already have plans, we have some ideas here for ways you can be a part of Endangered Species Day and you can look for an event near you! In the spirit of celebrating Endangered Species Day, we’ve put together 12 success stories… Continue reading

Plan your Endangered Species Day Action or Celebration

The 12th annual Endangered Species Day is just around the corner, but you still have time to make your plans. Endangered Species Day is a celebration of past and current conservation success stories and a day of action to keep working to bring species back before they are on the brink of extinction. Find an Endangered Species Day event on our list of events around the country. If there is nothing happening near you, make your own Endangered Species Day event!… Continue reading

Trump Administration Pulls Out of Endangered Species Day Activities, Youth Wildlife Art Contest

UPDATE: The U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service called us this morning to inform us that their previous communication was a mistake. They will remain committed to Endangered Species Day. It is our hope that this will be the largest Endangered Species Day celebration ever with many Fish and Wildlife Service offices participating. Events can be found at EndangeredSpeciesDay.org.

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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