endangered species day

Species of Concern Across America: Find Your State

As we mark the 15th anniversary of Endangered Species Day and celebrate the biodiversity around us, let’s take a look at some of the most threatened species in each state …

The 15th Annual International Endangered Species Day is May 15 – How Are You Planning to Celebrate?

Endangered Species Day is a day to learn about and take action for the threatened and endangered species in your community, state, and around the world.  This year, you may …

sea otters

We Almost Lost the Southern Sea Otter—Will We Act in Time for Other Wildlife at Risk?

A sea otter cub sleeps in the embrace of its mother. The rocking waves in the kelp bed and the mother’s constant grooming are soothing. Above them on California’s coastal …

Eastern spotted skunk

The Mystery of the Spotted Skunk

The species of skunk that literally stands on its front paws when threatened is quickly vanishing from its historic range across our central, eastern, and southern states. Known to be …

'i'iwi

Will This Rare Hawaiian Forest Bird Go Extinct?

Read wildlife photographer Jim Denny’s story of the declining Hawaiian i`iwi and the lobelia flower that depend upon one another. Then, please join with the National Wildlife Federation and partners …

Education: Key Strategy for Shark Species Success

A study done by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, published in early 2014, found that 25% of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to IUCN ( International Union …

Top 10 Ways for Students to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is every day, but the official celebration occurs on April 22. To gear up for the big day, the National Wildlife Federation EcoLeaders team has prepared a list …

New Grooves for Endangered Species Day!

We have an Endangered Species Day challenge for you: get up out of your seats and groove to some fun, catchy songs about wildlife living in the United States. To raise …

Endangered Species Day: Climate Change Threatens Wildlife

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 …

Helping California’s Legendary Frog Go the Distance

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 …

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