From the USFWS:
The 10th annual national Endangered Species Day will be celebrated May 15, 2015, with special events and programs that recognize our nation’s efforts to conserve and protect America’s most imperiled species.
“For more than 40 years, the Endangered Species Act has played a critical role in protecting and conserving America’s threatened, endangered and at-risk species,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. “Endangered Species Day honors those who uphold the legacy of the Act while inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders.”
“As Americans, we walk the talk when it comes to protecting imperiled wildlife—from bald eagles to black-footed ferrets,” said Leda Huta, Executive Director of the Endangered Species Coalition, primary sponsor of Endangered Species Day. “Our country’s 99 percent success rate at preventing extinction is worth celebrating. And during Endangered Species Day we do just that around the country.”
National wildlife refuges, parks, botanical gardens, schools, libraries, museums, community groups and conservation organizations will hold various activities on Endangered Species Day and throughout the month. This year’s events range throughout the country and include the Endangered Species Day festival at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., events at our country’s iconic parks, such as Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks, habitat restoration projects in California, New Mexico, Oregon, Colorado and Wisconsin, and special programs at more than 100 zoos and aquariums across the country.
Learn more here: http://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ID=2A9E332E-01E2-E3AD-91377C8AD3FF46AF
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