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Weekly News Roundup: It’s Endangered Species Day!

5/15/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Happy Endangered Species Day! Today is dedicated to spreading awareness on the need and importance of protecting our endangered species. For those of you on Twitter, join us in tweeting for wildlife! Yesterday, the National Wildlife Federation honored key environmental …

A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

Endangered Species Day: Climate Change Threatens Wildlife

5/11/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung

Climate change and business as usual could threaten 1 in 6 plant and animal species with extinction. Last month a study published in Science by Mark Urban found an accelerating extinction risk due to climate change. Dr. Urban’s study found that as the …

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Helping California’s Legendary Frog Go the Distance

5/16/2014 // By Anne Bolen

Last fall, even before we had hints of the severity of the drought that is ravaging California, I was staring at a small pond in the central part of the state and wondering how could this drop in a very …

Endangered Species Game

Endangered Species: Who’s Protected, Who’s Not?

5/16/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Learn more about the 40-year history of the Endangered Species Act, and read about the recovery of the bald eagle, an American success story. What’s Endangered Near You? You can browse threatened and endangered species in your region through the  U.S. …

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Symbol of Success: America’s Bald Eagle and the Endangered Species Act

5/17/2013 // By Doug Inkley

The most iconic of Endangered Species Act success stories is the recovery of the bald eagle, our national symbol. Magnificent in stature and beautiful to behold, the bald eagle very nearly disappeared from the lower-48 states, in contrast to an …

Endangered Karner Butterfly

It’s Endangered Species Day, Fantastic, Now What?

5/17/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Endangered Species day is May 17 and it’s special because we’re also celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act! This single piece of legislation has prevented countless extinctions and protected animals and wildlife habitat from the harmful impact …

Black-footed ferret mother and kits, USFWS National Conservation Center

Photo of the Day: The Road to Recovery

5/18/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

May 18 – Endangered Species Day This Endangered Species Day, help raise awareness about imperiled animals and plants in your area and about the importance of wildlife conservation. Learn how to get involved at www.nwf.org/esday   This Photo of the …

Green sea turtle on Hawaii's Punalu'u beach. Credit: Flickr (The Shifted Librarian)

Righteous is the Turtle. Protect Him!

5/17/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

The green sea turtle slowly clambered onto the black sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. Unconcerned with the small group of onlookers, the turtle found a nice spot to rest and soak in the morning sunshine. Nearby, another …

Brown Pelican by Kelle Herrick

Back from the Brink: A Photo Gallery of Birds Helped by the Endangered Species Act

5/16/2012 // By Laura Tangley

This Friday, May 18, 2012, the nation celebrates Endangered Species Day. To mark the event, we’re sharing photos of five North American bird species that represent endangered species success stories. To ensure that these birds continue to recover–and to provide …

Keeping common species common- preventing wildlife from becoming endangered

5/19/2011 // By Helen Chmura

   What do California’s Western Burrowing Owl, Montana’s Trumpeter Swan, and Florida’s River Otter have in common?   They’re all being conserved thanks to the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program!  It may be Endangered Species Day- a day to celebrate …

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