Endangered Species
Ecological Services

Endangered Species Day – May 21, 2021


On May 21, 2021 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will observe Endangered Species Day in order to recognize
the national conservation efforts to protect our nation's endangered species and their habitats.

Join the effort to help us celebrate Endangered Species Day by participating in the endangered species youth art contest. Children in grades K through 12 can learn about threatened and endangered wildlife while expressing their knowledge and support for conservation efforts through their artistic and creative talents. The deadline for the art contest is March 1, 2021.

Endangered Species Day Logo created by Jennifer Hennessey/USFWS

Mission Blue butterfly_Patrick Kobernus USFWS

  Endangered Species 101




   Interested in Endangered Species Day Events?

   In partnership with the Endangered Species
   Coalition and the Association of Zoos and
   Aquariums, events will be scheduled
    throughout the country.






 Santa Cruz long-toed salamander    

   2020 Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Cropped painting of rusty patched bumble bees buzzing around a girl holding flowers.

    **2019 Grand prize entry by Isis Stevens.

   View the other 2020 contest semi-finalists.

Kincaid's lupine. Photo by Kate Norman/USFWS

Last updated: March 1, 2021