Endangered Species Day was started in 2006 by the United States Congress. Its purpose is both to celebrate the beauty of our nation's wildlife and to bring our attention to wildlife that needs help. It is an opportunity to educate people on everyday actions they can take to help protect species that are in trouble.
Wondering how you can help protect wildlife? Here are a few organizations that you can support via donation or volunteer work:
1.WWF works "to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth." You can visit their website to find out how to help protect tiger habitat, bring clean energy to your city and more.
2. David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is an orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program and a pioneering conservation organization for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.
3. At the The National Wildlife Federation, you have the option of adopting an animal.
4. Defenders of Wildlife is a conservation organization focused on protecting North American biodiversity.