On May 18, 2012, NOAA celebrates "Endangered Species Day."
Held the 3rd Friday in May every year, Endangered Species Day recognizes and encourages national conservation efforts to save our endangered species and their habitats.
Find Events in My Area
* Help Protect Endangered Species: 10 Easy Steps
* Learn about Endangered and Threatened Species in My State
* Learn Why to Save Endangered Species (podcast)
* Read More about the Endangered Species Act
"Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed."
-President Nixon, upon signing the Endangered Species Act, December 28, 1973
More information about
protected marine species is available on our website.
Whale Rescue: Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale
Credit: NOAA Ocean Today
Green Sea Turtle drawing
Credit: Diana Selleshi
(Grades 6-8 Category semi-finalist)