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Weekly News Roundup – May 20, 2011

5/20/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Celebrating Endangered Species Day May 20, 2011 – We do not always know the value of something …

Celebrating National Endangered Species Day in Your Own Backyard

5/19/2011 // By Austin Kane

National Endangered Species Day is Friday, May 20th.  The day probably makes most people immediately think of pandas, polar bears, and gorillas or other charismatic mega fauna.  And, of course, we must work tirelessly to protect these species.  I was …

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 …

Celebrating Wildlife Success Stories on Endangered Species Day

5/19/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

This Friday, May 20th is Endangered Species Day — a day to both celebrate the successes of wildlife whose populations have been restored, and to learn more about the importance of saving those species still in danger.  Given the increasing …

Brown Pelican by Jim Gray

Bird of the Week: Brown Pelican

5/18/2011 // By Laura Tangley

This Friday, May 20, 2011, the nation will celebrate Endangered Species Day. Of the nearly 2,000 plant and animal species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act— first passed in 1966 and updated in 1973—few provide better …

karner blue butterfly, endangered butterfly

National Endangered Species Day: Lest We Forget

5/17/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Probably the most astonishing wildlife spectacle that ever occurred in American history was the migration of the passenger pigeon, a bird that resembled a larger, more colorful mourning dove, with a bluish back and a rosy breast. Now largely forgotten, …

Three Things You Can Do For Wildlife on Endangered Species Day

5/21/2010 // By Julia Marden

This time last year, I was just beginning to learn about the many endangered species in my community. But this May, with the growing oil spill, the threat of more drilling in the Arctic Circle and another Endangered Species Day …

Be Part of Endangered Species Day!

5/21/2010 // By Julia Marden

I just want to welcome Mitch Merry, Coalition Member Organizer at the Endangered Species Coalition! He’s joining us today, to let everyone know about some great events that are happening for Endangered Species Day. Find out more about Endangered Species …

Shell Oil Threatens Polar Bear Habitat

5/19/2010 // By germanom

The iconic polar bear already faces many threats- from melting sea ice, shrinking food supply, and climate change. The polar bear was even listed as a threatened species is 2008. To make matters worse, Shell Oil may soon start drilling …

Panther Pride! Take Action On Endangered Species Day With Eco-Schools USA

5/18/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Currently, there are 1,324 endangered species listed in the United States—750 plants and 574 animals. What can you do to get involved?

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