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Endangered Species Day

On the third Friday in May, join us in recognizing Endangered Species Day.

The 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.

Four Ways to Celebrate

1. Become a Member of the National Wildlife Federation: Support wildlife conservation efforts every day by joining millions of others across the country in membership.

2. Update Your Facebook Cover Photo: Show your support for endangered species with a photo of your favorite wildlife species. Let us know you did it by tagging the National Wildlife Federation.

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

4. Help Kids Learn About Biodiversity: The National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA has resources to get students ready to celebrate biodiversity and conservation.

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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