National Endangered Species Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Friday, May 19th. There are until the next observance.

Animal lovers and environmentalists unite: National Endangered Species Day is observed on May 19. This is a day to reflect on the diminishing numbers of various animals and to act together to help them. Conservation of the environment did not acquire traction until the mid-1800s. By creating a foundation for protection, America’s Endangered Species Act of 1973 encouraged both domestic and worldwide conservation.

📆 When is National Endangered Species Day?

This year, National Endangered Species Day is on May 19th. It is the 3rd Friday in May; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

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📜 History of National Endangered Species Day

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Things to do on National Endangered Species Day

Make a donation
There are many nonprofit organizations committed to the conservation of endangered animals, all of which may benefit from your assistance. These groups operate at both the national and local levels, allowing you to direct where your money goes.

Volunteer at a local nature center
Find a nature center near you and volunteer if you have the time. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn something new about our great planet and how you can help keep it in excellent health for the future. Most nature centers provide useful material, and the individuals who work there are always eager to talk about what they do. If you are interested, volunteering may become a regular activity for you!

Go on a nature walk
On National Endangered Species Day, take some time to explore the natural world in your own neighborhood. Try to identify all of the critters that live with you and decide on the best method to assist your local ecology.

📅 National Endangered Species Day Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2023 May 19 Friday
2024 May 19 Sunday
2025 May 19 Monday
2026 May 19 Tuesday
2027 May 19 Wednesday

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