Happy Endangered Species Day!

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Photo: Endangered Species Coalition

Have you hugged an endangered species today?

I’ve never met a green diva or dude who didn’t love animals. And most have an extra special place in their heart for endangered species.

Every year in May, the US celebrates Endangered Species Day. It’s a day to learn about plants and animals that are at risk and to participate in local conservation efforts. And it’s a day to recognize and support national efforts to protect our endangered species and their habitats.

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the species it protects. Today, the Endangered Species Act protects over 2,140 listed species.

Find an endangered species event near you here.

Hug an endangered species virtually—with your dollars and voice.

Here’s more information about the day.


Watch Kevin Richardson (The Lion Whisperer) hug wild lions!

Extra Bonus!

Listen to this Green Divas Radio Show which features Greg Laden, science communicator and bioanthropologist. He talks about extreme weather patterns and how climate change is impacting us, the environment and wildlife, and why we need to pay attention.

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About the author / 

Green Diva Lynn

Lynn Hasselberger is the former Managing Editor of The Green Divas blog and was a producer of the Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things.

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