Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day Quick Facts

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2023 DateMay 19, 2023
2024 DateMay 17, 2024

Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day seeks to raise awareness about endangered species. The term endangered means that that species is likely to become extinct in the future if nothing is done. Endangered species are typically at risk due to habitat loss, poaching, or invasive species. This day highlights the importance of conservation for endangered species. It encourages solutions and preventative measures to help sustain species at risk.

Endangered Species Day was established in 2006 by the United States Senate. It is observed annually on the third Friday of May.

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Endangered Species Day facts

  • According to Earth Justice, there are 3 major causes for declining wildlife biodiversity:
    1) Destruction of habitat
    2) Pollution of land, air, and water
    3) Over-exploitation of wildlife

  • There are currently over 41,000 species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, and of those, over 16,000 are considered endangered.
  • The current rate of extinction is estimated to be 100 to 1,000 times higher than the natural rate of extinction.
  • According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, more than 37,000 plant and animal species are threatened with extinction.
  • Biodiversity hotspots are regions around the world that contain large numbers of species that do not live anywhere else. They make up less than 2% of the Earth. Many of these regions face habitat destruction caused by human impact.

Top things to do for Endangered Species Day

  • Find an event near you. You can find everything from bird walks, nature hikes, and garden plantings to zoo and aquarium events.
  • Discover 10 easy things you can do to help save endangered species.
  • Watch a movie or documentary that discusses nature and the importance of conservancy. Here are our suggestions:
    Love & Bananas (2018)
    The Lorax (2012)
    Racing Extinction (2015)

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