Friday, May 21, 2010

Endangered Species Day - May 21st

Today May 21st is Endangered Species Day....what can you do to help?

According to the National Wildlife Federation there a quite a few ways to show your support as this year it is more crucial than ever.

•The BP Oil Spill continues to gush oil into fragile marine and wetland ecosystems, threatening sea turtles, sperm whales and other endangered and threatened species in the Gulf. Also at risk is Louisiana's state bird, the brown pelican, which was deemed "recovered" and was removed from the Endangered Species list just this past fall of 2009.

•Shell Oil is pushing to drill in Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort seas--newly-designated critical habitat for polar bears, which were listed as "threatened" last year.

Go to and do what you can to be part of the solution!

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