Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day Quick Facts

HashtagsCompiled on#EndangeredSpeciesDay
Related Hashtags#Bales2024FilmChallenge, #Endangered
2024 DateMay 17, 2024
2025 DateMay 16, 2025

Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day in
Days to go: 

Top X Posts (formerly Tweets) for Endangered Species Day


Endangered Species Day History

Endangered Species Day serves to educate the public, particularly young people, about the importance of protecting endangered species and the habitats they require for their survival. It is also a celebration of the nation's robust wildlife and a reminder of the constant need to conserve biodiversity for future generations.

This vital commemorative day was first observed in 2006 when the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating a specific day to raise awareness about endangered species. Since then, the Endangered Species Day has grown exponentially, with schools, libraries, museums, zoos, botanical gardens, businesses, and community groups orchestrating and participating in hands-on wildlife conservation activities.

Endangered Species Day highlights the ongoing efforts and key issues related to endangered species conservation. It provides a premier platform for individuals, organizations, and agencies to collaborate on local, national, and international levels and work towards a common goal: preventing the extinction of the world's most at-risk species. Endangered Species Day is typically commemorated on the third Friday in May.

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)

Copyright 2002-2024 © Sapro Systems LLC • About Privacy Policy License Terms Corrections & Suggestions