Today is the 12th annual 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. In the spirit of celebrating this 12th Endangered Species Day, we’ve put together 12 success stories in endangered species recovery. Tweet your… Continue reading
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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
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.
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
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
One of the most popular elements of our annual Endangered Species Day celebration is the Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. Every year, students from around the country submit their artwork highlighting endangered and threatened species for consideration, and every year the judges have an enormous challenge in picking a winner from so many inspiring and thoughtful submissions (you can see last year’s semi-finalist and award-winning entries here.) Last year’s winner was Miles Yun, his entry is pictured to the… Continue reading
Today is the 11th annual Endangered Species Day! The U.S. Senate helped to start this day of celebration of conservation and service for species by passing a resolution in 2006 marking the day. In the years that have followed, local governments have passed similar resolutions and Endangered Species Day has become an opportunity for both committed activists to engage in actions that protect our vanishing wildlife and for others to learn more about the importance of protecting imperiled species and ways… Continue reading
After a very difficult selection process, the judges arrived at 40 semi-finalists, 4 grade category winners, and a grand prize winner.
The 11th annual Endangered Species Day is coming up in weeks. On Friday, May 20th, events will be held around the country to celebrate successes in protecting imperiled species and to engage in service to keep up the fight. You can find events near you at www.endangeredspeciesday.org. Events are registered frequently as May 20th approaches, so check back if you don’t see something. Or, download the toolkit and organize your own event! If you are not attending an event, you… Continue reading
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