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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

Endangered Species Act Success Stories

Our third infographic features a sampling of success stories of animals and plants recovered under the Endangered Species Act. From high profile, iconic species such as the bald eagle, to less well known but irreplaceable species like the Deseret Milkvetch, species recovery under the Act signifies the importance and strength of this legislation. Use this infographic to express the critical role the Endangered Species Act plays in recovering species populations. To learn more about the positive effects of the Endangered… 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

Visit the CBD Endangered Species Murals for Endangered Species Day

By Jeanne Dodds, ESC Creative Engagement Director and Roger Peet, CBD Mural Project Artist Endangered Species Day is just over a month away, on May 17th, 2019. We invite you to participate in a creative approach to raising awareness about endangered species: visit Endangered Species Murals created by the Center for Biological Diversity mural artist Roger Peet and other contributing artists. Find the location of the Endangered Species Mural Project mural walls at the Endangered Species Day Event Directory. You… Continue reading

Why Are Species at Risk?

For Endangered Species Day 2019, the Endangered Species Coalition is excited to share a new resource: a series of infographics designed to raise awareness of endangered and threatened species. The infographics are available to print and display in your school, place of worship, library, community center, or other location. Alternatively, you can share the infographics online, through social media or other channels. Create a stand-alone display using the infographics for Endangered Species Day, or use them as a visual at… Continue reading

The Winning Entries in the 2019 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

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 2019 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. The Grand Prize Winning Entry is Texas Blind Salamander by Sam Hess. Second Place Winning Entry is: West Indian Manatee by Grace Ou. First Place Winners in Grade Categories: Grades K-2 is: American Alligator by Bruce Chan. Grades 3-5 is: Gila Chub by Sky Hana.… Continue reading

Semi-finalists Chosen in 2019 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

The 2019 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest was an amazing success with more than 1,100 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

Celebrating Endangered Species Day at Children’s Museums

This post was originally published on the Association of Children’s Museums website. Exhibit and education coordinators and other children’s museum staff often face a challenging assignment: creating an exhibit or activity that captures the interest of young people and offers a positive learning experience. The 14th annual Endangered Species Day on May 17, 2019 provides children’s museums with an opportunity to highlight their educational programs and overall mission while also recognizing this nationwide celebration. First approved by the U.S. Senate… Continue reading

Endangered Species Youth Art Contest Opens

K-12 Students of all Ages Encouraged to Enter by March 1  WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Endangered Species Coalition announced the opening of its annual youth art contest. Elementary, middle and high school teachers and their students are encouraged to submit artwork by the March 1 deadline.The Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest is an integral part of the annual Endangered Species Day, celebrated the third Friday of May each year (May, 17, 2019).Started in 2006 by the United States Congress,… Continue reading