National Endangered Species Day:
Observed on Third Friday in may, every year. Endangered Species Day is observed to make us to concern about the animals that became extinct.
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Why Endangered Species Day?
The day is observed to make us to concern about the animals that becoming extinct. Numerous numbers of animals, birds, and fish have been listed as endangered and threatened species and conservation of such animals are inevitable.
We had no worries regarding the extinction of species until the 18th century. Later in the 19th Century, almost after a hundred years, the agency of the federal government of the United States, United States Fish and Wildlife, which looks after the environmental conservation, passed a law in legislation called “Endangered Species Act” in the year 1973 for the welfare at the Endangered Species. When it comes to the extinction of certain species, we cannot neglect the roles played by humans. The entire responsibility lies in human to conserve the environment. Despite of several inventions, humankind must take care of the environment since we are the one who commonly depletes the nature.
Thus, environment conservation is in high demand nowadays and every one of us is equally responsible. A study had revealed that the ratio of extinction of species that are due to humankind is comparatively high to that of nature mostly because of hunting, pollution, captivation etc. Thus, this day is being observed to enforce the law for the environmental conservation.
How we can Celebrate or Observe National Endangered Species Day:
Let us observe this day by knowing about the endangered species. Use this hashtag #EndangeredSpeciesList Post the endangered species name and the number of surviving in each species. Say no to Polythene Bags since it cannot be decomposed in the soil like other organic wastes and consumption of such bags leads to the death of the species. Though the usage of polythene bags is limited, it is our responsibility to completely eradicate the usage.
Do a visit to endangered species park and post your selfie using this hashtag #Endangered Species. Consumptions involve a healthy growth in reproductive food chains. Certain animals are purely for human consumption, which prevents their extinction. Do a research on endangered species and post your ideas to prevent extinction using this hashtag #ExtinctionPrevention. Try to prevent pollution and use a cycle instead of your vehicles at least for a day in a week. Promote this day as an International event to make other countries to be aware of the current Situation.
Interesting Facts About Endangered Species Day:
In accordance with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, almost half the species irrespective of families it belongs to are at risk of extinction. However, the exact percent was not figured. The Well-known extinct species are Dinosaurs. It was claimed to be appearing before 240 million years ago approximately. Dinosaurs are of different Categories and most of the Major groups had faced extinction roughly about 20 million years ago. Moreover, the remaining groups were gradually destroyed and only the fossils were recovered. Even today, researchers are engaged in Fossil related research to acquire more knowledge regarding the gigantic Species.
The Federal Endangered Species Act was signed by the then President Richard Nixon in 1973. The law was passed in legislation as a concern for the endangered species that were becoming extinct because of Economic Development. At present, the Act is monitored and maintained by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service coordinated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The National Endangered Species day was affirmed in the year 2006 after the Proclamation by the senator of the United States.