Extinction is Forever, But Endangered Means We Still Have Time

Endangered Species Day is a nationwide effort to bring awareness to endangered species and the national conservation efforts to protect them. This year, less than two weeks before Endangered Species Day on May 17th, the U.N. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released a sobering report concluding that about 1 million species worldwide are at risk of extinction. This number is alarming and this unprecedented report shows that we must act together to save both our wildlife and ourselves. For over 70 years, Defenders of Wildlife has led efforts to protect and restore imperiled wildlife across North America and though this report is staggering, we have hope that strengthening conservation laws like the Endangered Species Act, mitigating climate change and defending critical habitats will protect our endangered species from vanishing.

Be Social for Endangered Species!

If you are on social media, share your support for endangered species! Download a photo and then copy and paste one of our endangered species messages below.

Sample Twitter:

  • Join @Defenders & me on #EndangeredSpeciesDay! Find out how you can be a part of the movement that is making a difference for threatened & #endangeredspecies every day. https://dfnd.us/2XXQtMb
  • I stand with @Defenders & their 1.8 million members & supporters on #EndangeredSpeciesDay! Extinction is forever, but endangered means we still have time. Find out how you can join in the fight! https://dfnd.us/2XXQtMb
  • .@Defenders has over 70 years of experience protecting threatened & #endangeredspecies. This #EndangeredSpeciesDay, join in the fight to #StopExtinction & be a part of critical #conservation work! https://dfnd.us/2XXQtMb
  • 1 million species are facing extinction according to a new U.N. #globalassessment report! Extinction is forever, but endangered means we still have time. Join @Defenders & me on #EndangeredSpeciesDay to fight for the future of #wildlife! https://dfnd.us/2XXQtMb

Sample Facebook/Instagram:

  • Join Defenders of Wildlife and me on #EndangeredSpeciesDay! Find out how you can be part of the movement that is making a difference for threatened & endangered species every day! https://dfnd.us/2GPegXW
  • I stand with Defenders of Wildlife and their 1.8 million members and supporters this #EndangeredSpecies Day! Extinction is forever, but endangered means we still have time. Find out how you can join in the fight! https://dfnd.us/2GPegXW
  • Defenders of Wildlife has over 70 years of experience protecting threatened and endangered species. This #EndangeredSpeciesDay, join in the fight to #StopExtinction and be a part of critical conservation work. https://dfnd.us/2GPegXW
  • 1 million species are facing extinction according to a new U.N. global assessment report! Extinction is forever, but endangered means we still have time. Join Defenders of Wildlife and me on #EndangeredSpeciesDay to fight for the future of wildlife! https://dfnd.us/2GPegXW

More Actions You Can Take

  1. 1. Donate

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  2. 2. Become a Defender of Wildlife!

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  3. 3. Sign Up!

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  4. 4. Why Defenders?

    Learn how we protect and restore imperiled wildlife across North America.

  5. 5. Learn More about Endangered Species Day!

    Read some of the stories of endangered species we work on. recovery stories of resilient and remarkable endangered species!

  6. 6. Pledge to Protect Wildlife

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