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Celebrate the progress made to protect wildlife

National Wildlife Federation – Endangered Species Day is observed each year on the third Friday of May as a way to both raise awareness of the continued plight of endangered species and celebrate those that have recovered because of conservation efforts.
In the U.S. alone, nearly 700 species of animals and 900 species of plants are considered threatened or endangered. Given that human-made threats are the major drivers of modern extinctions and population declines, the preservation and recovery of endangered species depend on human awareness and intervention.
Wherever you live, take time to learn about the endangered species in your area and how you can make your home and community more environmentally friendly.