Earthjustice: Support Endangered Species Day on May 18!

April 20th, 2007 3:55 pm by Kelly Garbato

UPDATE, 5/16/07, via Earthjustice:

Celebrate Endangered Species Day on May 18!

It’s time to celebrate and support endangered species!

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution designating May 18, 2007, “Endangered Species Day.” This is America’s second annual national celebration of its commitment to protecting endangered species, and once again provides an opportunity for concerned citizens, businesses, organizations, and educational institutions to come together and declare that we care about at-risk species and their habitat.

This year, our focus is on protecting imperiled species like polar bears from global warming. A recently released report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that 20-30 percent of animal and plant species could be at an increased risk of extinction, with up to 60 percent species loss in some areas if global warming continues unabated.

It’s important to reinforce the message that the public values protecting endangered species including polar bears, sea turtles, salmon, and the many other species being hard-hit by global warming. Please take this opportunity to thank your senators for making this important day happen!

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Via Earthjustice:

Support Endangered Species Day on May 18!

The Senate is considering a resolution which would designate May 18, 2007 as the second annual “Endangered Species Day.” If passed, this would once again show America’s commitment and dedication to protecting endangered species. This day will provide an opportunity for concerned citizens, businesses, organizations, and educational institutions to come together and declare that we care about at-risk species and their habitat.

This year, our focus is on protecting imperiled species like polar bears from global warming. A recently released report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that 20-30 percent of animal and plant species could be at an increased risk of extinction, with up to 60 percent species loss in some areas if global warming continues unabated.

It’s important to reinforce the message that the public values protecting species including polar bears, sea turtles, salmon, and the many other species being hard-hit by global warming. Please take this opportunity to urge your senators to support this important day!

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