Endangered Species Day


On Friday, May 19, 2017 join us in recognizing Endangered Species Day.

National Wildlife Federation spearheaded the establishment of Endangered Species Day by Congress, and we take this opportunity each year to share the importance of wildlife conservation and restoration efforts for all imperiled species. It is also a perfect time to learn about and celebrate the progress made to protect wildlife since the creation of the Endangered Species Act in 1973.

5 Ways to Celebrate Endangered Species Day:

  1. Take Action - Help keep red wolves from going extinct by editing and sending a message to your members of Congress, urging them to increase funding for red wolf conservation.

  2. Become a Member of NWF - Support wildlife conservation efforts every day by joining millions of others across the country in membership

  3. Update your Facebook Timeline pic - Show your support for endangered species with a photo of your favorite wildlife species. Let us know you did it by including @National Wildlife Federation in your status message.

  4. Help spread the word via Twitter - Share an Endangered Species Day story or wildlife message with your friends and family. Make sure to include #ESDay in your tweet.

  5. Attend an Endangered Species Day event! Events are held across the country to highlight endangered species stories.

  6. Help Kids Learn About Biodiversity! NWF's Eco-Schools has resources to get students ready to celebrate biodiversity and conservation.

Support Endangered Species With Your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo

Raise awareness about endangered and threatened species by switching out your Facebook Timeline photo for Endangered Species Day! Click the download link below the image, save it to your computer and upload it directly to your Facebook timeline as a cover photo.

Alligator and Hatchlings, Photo by Jonathan Burket
American Alligator


Panther, Photo by Brian Imparato
Florida Panther


Hawaiian Sea Turtle, Photo by Claire Fackler NOAA
Sea Turtles


Brown Pelican, Photo by Kathee Johnson
Brown Pelican



Tweet for Endangered Species

If you're on Twitter, tweet your support for threatened and endangered species!

Click to choose from one of our endangered species below or copy and paste the message and swap it out for your favorite species.


It's Endangered Species Day - celebrate by helping @NWF protect wildlife! Learn more: http://bit.ly/94KZbZ #ESDay
I'm tweeting for sea turtles on #ESDay with @NWF. See how you can help: http://bit.ly/94KZbZ
I'm tweeting for the Florida Panther on #ESDay with @NWF. See how you can help: http://bit.ly/94KZbZ
I'm tweeting for the American Alligator on #ESDay with @NWF. See how you can help: http://bit.ly/94KZbZ
I'm tweeting for the Brown Pelican on #ESDay with @NWF. See how you can help: http://bit.ly/94KZbZ

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