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.
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.
This year, Senator Feinstein has introduced a resolution designating Friday, May 15th 2009 as Endangered Species Day. Please write your Senator and ask him or her to support the Endangered Species Day resolution.
Please cosponsor S. Res. 121 which designates May 15, 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 supported by the American Zoo Association, the Girl Scouts, the National Association of Biology Teachers, the National Wildlife Federation, the Endangered Species Coalition and many other conservation, scientific, education, and community organizations. 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.
Please cosponsor the Endangered Species Day resolution S.Res. 121.