Celebrate Endanged Species Day

Friday, May 19th, 2017 is Endangered Species Day.

By Kevin Dickey, Conservation Chairmen – Lakeland Audubon Society


Endangered Species Day was started in 2006 by the U.S. Congress and founded by the National Wildlife Federation. It’s purpose is to raise awareness for the thousands of plants and animals that are endangered worldwide. One of the main focus points of Endangered Species Day celebrations, which are generally held on the third weekend of May, is to encourage people to be environmentally conscious and mindful of the fact that our actions have a direct effect on wildlife, especially species that are endangered. To find out more visit one of the websites below.

http://www.endangered.org/campaigns/endangered-species-day

https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/esday

https://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Protect-Wildlife/Endangered-Species/Endangered-Species-Day.aspx

For an event in our area, consider going to the Milwaukee County Zoo today (May 19th) from 9:00am – 4:30pm for the Endangered Species Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo celebration. Please click on the link below for more information.

http://www.milwaukeezoo.org

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