On May 20, 2011, 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.
Endangered Species Day is a call to everyone with a shared interest in conserving endangered species to collaborate and promote awareness.
"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