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National Endangered Species Day

On the third Friday in May, we celebrate National Endangered Species Day and offer an opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species.

National Endangered Species Day encourages learning about wildlife habitats and the actions necessary to protect them. The designation of a day to protect critically imperiled species from extinction is important to our ecosystems.

An endangered species is an animal or plant that is in serious risk of becoming extinct. There are many reasons why an animal or plant that contribute to extinction.

  • Climate change;
  • Natural disasters;
  • Pollution;
  • Humans;
  • Genetics;
  • Poor reproduction; and
  • Decline is population.

To learn more, please visit The National Day Calendar.

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