Endangered Species Day 2017

Celebrate Endangered Species Day For Saving Wildlife

Origin of the day

Announced by U.S. Congress in 2006, each and every third Friday in May is Endangered Species Day, a special day to enjoy for animals and preserve our wildlife and uncultivated places. Right here at the Cincinnati Zoo, in spite of this, many days are there which can celebrate as Endangered Species Day. We perform tirelessly to create emotional interactions between individuals and wildlife, increase preservation awareness and advertise tips which all people will take action to really make a difference for wildlife.

Need to do something these days to help wildlife on Endangered Species Day? What about helping us preserve elephants?

The 10th annual national Endangered Species Day will likely be prominently celebrated on May 16th, 2015, with special occasions and plans that identify our nation’s hard work to save and guard America’s most imperiled kinds.

Importance of the day

“As People, you can easily be unbelievably pleased with our promise to always keep species from heading extinct,” claimed Leda Huta, Executive Director of the Endangered Species Coalition, main sponsor of Endangered Species Day. “The Endangered Species Act continues to be greater than 99% successful at stopping extinction. That is definitely quite a history, and Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for every one of us to participate in honoring these amazing results.”

“Endangered Species Day provides us a chance to understand the danger future confronted by most of our nation’s nearly all iconic species also come together to protect our priceless all-natural heritage,” claimed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. “For over 40-45 years, the Endangered Species Act has developed a key role in animal’s conservation and also has guaranteed that upcoming generations may always take pleasure in the species that encompass us these days.”

How to celebrate the endangered species day?

“AZA is pleased to be a companion in Endangered Species Day because it is more essential than previously for all of us to come together to help increase awareness regarding the rising threats that endangered varieties are dealing with in their natural runs,” said AZA President & CEO Jim Maddy. “Each season, AZA-accredited zoos and also aquariums together add $160 million to instantly support 2,650 field preservation tasks in a lot more than 130 countries. AZA is furthermore committed to engaging the 182 million individuals who check out AZA-accredited zoos together with aquariums every year to help saving species on Endangered Species Day and also each day.”


You may also take part in a letter writing strategy. On World Elephant Day, August 12th, the strategy desires to deliver 96,000 scripts and pictures from individuals around the world to state legislators going for a ban on the deal of ivory by state. Over the subsequent month or two, Zoo guests can certainly draw or perhaps color pictures and also write letters revealing what elephants indicate to them at our Elephant Wild Discover Zone. We are going to collect the letters as well as drawings to provide them to Governor Kasich on World Elephant Day. Make sure to meet the next time you’re at the Zoo!

Endangered Species Quotes

"I do think we're an endangered species. But that we do have a plan to save the rainforest."
- Vivienne Westwood

"The snow leopard is absolutely magnificent. It represents really what endangered species are all about."
- Jack Hanna

"The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline."
- Norm Dicks

"Actually I do support a charity, DefendersofWildLife.org. They help protect endangered species."
- Alex Meraz

"Endangered species are our friends."
- Yao Ming

"Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!"
- Patrice Leconte

"We wonder why we have got the Freemen or the militants. We wonder why we have got unrest in this country. It is because our government, in fact, has got out of hand and out of line, with the Endangered Species Act."
- Don Young

Endangered Species Day 2017