Friday, May 17, 2013

Via Oceana: It's Endangered Species Day!

Endangered Species Coalition member organization Oceana posted this great blog for Endangered Species Day:

 
The Endangered Species Act protects endangered and critically endangered creatures like this loggerhead sea turtle. Still, there is much work to be done. 
May 17th is the day to show your love for endangered sea turtles, whales, dolphins, and all sorts of marine creatures.  Why? Because it’s Endangered Species Day! Today is the day to learn and share information about your favorite endangered animals and rally support around the creatures that need it most.  This year is especially significant because 2013 is also the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the law ensuring that protections are in place for dwindling species in the U.S.
Here are some of the ways Oceana has been helping out endangered and threatened marine wildlife lately...read more.

HSUS: A Leader in Endangered Species Protection

Endangered Species Coalition member organization the Humane Society of the United States marked Endangered Species Day & the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with a great blog post:

The HSUS is known as an anti-cruelty organization, and many assume that our primary concern is domesticated species. But we also work hard to protect wild animals from a variety of threats, and our work on that front is wide-ranging. 
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act – one of a raft of visionary animal protection and conservation laws passed in the late 1960s and early 1970s that collectively signified a new approach and commitment to nature and to wild animals. Today we celebrate Endangered Species Day, a reminder that we humans have all the power in our relationship with wildlife and that we must take intentional actions to protect species from a variety of human-caused threats. The ecologist Aldo Leopold explained that the first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. Here are some of the ways thatwe fight for rare species:
Read more...The HSUS: A Leader in Endangered Species Protection

San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf - yet another reason to support endangered species protections (VIDEO) | Sylvia Fallon's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

 Fantastic Endangered Species Day post from NRDC:

San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf - yet another reason to support endangered species protections (VIDEO) | Sylvia Fallon's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC