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Endangered Species Day

May 20

Endangered Species Day - May

Nature conservation concerns the citizens of any country. This urgent topic becomes the main one on May 20, when people take part in events within the framework of National Endangered Species Day. The planet is inhabited by many species of animals; many of them are at risk of extinction due to cruel, unreasonable human actions, disrupting the natural balance. It has serious consequences, leading to the extinction of other species.

The History

At the beginning of the XIX century, the first environmental protection societies appeared. In 1914, the passenger pigeon disappeared from the territory of the North American continent. Arctic polar bears were on the verge of extinction in 2008. In 1973, an effective Law on the Conservation of Endangered Populations was approved in the United States.

How to take part

Make a donation to a charitable society. Any amount helps a good cause.

  1. Join an organization of volunteers to attract attention to environmental issues, take care of the well-being of animals in their natural habitat.
  2. Read useful literature; the knowledge will be useful in understanding the mechanisms of biological species development.
  3. Go for a walk in the park; observe local ecological systems functioning smoothly, flawlessly in favorable conditions. The harmony is easily disturbed and provokes the disappearance of species. This has disastrous consequences.

Skeptics believe protection measures are doomed to failure; a person cannot contribute to restoring the nature balance. Natural selection cannot be stopped by man; it is a violation of nature’s law, so they think. In reality, a person has a huge destructive effect on the world of animals and plants. This is a question of priorities and conscious actions.

When is Endangered Species Day celebrated in 2022?

Endangered Species Day is observed the third Friday in May.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday May 20 2022
Friday May 19 2023
Friday May 17 2024
Friday May 16 2025


May 20
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United States

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