Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation’s wildlife and wild places. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is the third Friday of May.
This year, Senator Feinstein has introduced a resolution designating Friday, May 15th 2009 as Endangered Species Day. The resolution encourages the people of the United States to become educated about, and aware of, threats to species, success stories in species recovery, and opportunities to promote species conservation worldwide. It also encourages schools to teach about the threats to endangered species around the world and efforts to restore endangered species.
Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people young and old to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions that people can take to help protect our nation’s disappearing wildlife and last remaining open space.
Every year, thousands of people throughout the country celebrate Endangered Species Day at parks, wildlife refuges, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, libraries, schools and community centers.
Protecting America’s wildlife and plants today is a legacy we leave to our children and grandchildren, so that all Americans can experience the rich variety of native species that help to define our nation.
Endangered Species Day is next Friday, May 15th 2009. Get involved at www.EndangeredSpeciesDay.org