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  • Three small black bear cubs yawning in unison.

    2017 Endangered Species Day Events

    May 19, 2017 | 3 minute readThe Service is helping out in many parts of the Southeast Region. Here are a few examples: Alabama In Daphne, Alabama, Service employees will be giving endangered species talks at local elementary schools with a focus on endangered species recovery and a live gopher tortoise for demonstration. Arkansas The Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office, in partnership with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, hosted its eighth annual K-12 art contest focusing on endangered and threatened species found in Arkansas. Read the full story...

    Louisiana black bear cubs. Photo by Brad Young, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

  • A large grey bird flying in front of a bright blue sky.

    May 19th is Endangered Species Day

    May 19, 2017 | 4 minute readEndangered Species Day was created by a Senate resolution in 2006 to encourage “the people of the United States to become educated about, and aware of, threats to species, success stories in species recovery, and the opportunity to promote species conservation worldwide.” It has since been celebrated in more than a dozen other countries as well. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proud to celebrate this annual day, and to honor the recovery work being done under the Endangered Species Act, (ESA) which protects endangered and threatened species and the ecosystems upon which they depend, and helps them recover. Read the full story...

    Brown pelican. Photo by Jon. D. Anderson CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

  • Partners across the United States to celebrate 10th annual Endangered Species Day

    May 6, 2015 | 3 minute readThe 10th annual national Endangered Species Day will be celebrated May 15, 2015, with special events and programs that recognize our nation’s efforts to conserve and protect America’s most imperiled species. “For more than 40 years, the Endangered Species Act has played a critical role in protecting and conserving America’s threatened, endangered and at-risk species,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. “Endangered Species Day honors those who uphold the legacy of the Act while inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders. Read the full story...

    Endangered mountain sweet pitcher plants need specific conditions to survive. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.


  • Dozens of green plants in the shape of a pitcher.

    Endangered Species Day 2010

    May 18, 2010 | 2 minute readTranscript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature May 22 is Endangered Species Day. The phrase endangered species often brings to mind animals like panda bears and elephants, but the Southern Appalachians is home to a plethora of fascinating imperiled species. Our region is home to the spruce-fir moss spider – the world’s smallest tarantula, coming in about the size of a pencil eraser. It lives in the moss beds beneath the spruce-fir forests on our highest mountaintops. Learn more...

    Clump of green pitcher plants. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

  • Three women in wet suits snorkeling in a shallow river.

    Endangered Species Day 2008

    December 6, 2008 | 3 minute readTranscript Good morning and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. This week we’re going to look at the recent Endangered Species Day celebration and the ongoing challenge to protect endangered species in the Southern Appalachians. There weren’t a lot of takers for snorkeling. It was the North Toe River, on Mitchell/Yancey County line and ten students from the local high school’s Eco-Club were in the river with Fish and Wildlife Service biologists, looking for mussels. Learn more...

    Oconaluftee River snorkelers. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

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