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To: Catherine Pugh, Mayor of Baltimore

Catherine Pugh: Please Designate May 17th, 2019 as Endangered Species Day

Catherine Pugh: Please Designate May 17th, 2019 as Endangered Species Day

Please help celebrate endangered species recovery successes and bring attention to those still in need of protection by designating May 17th, 2019 to be "Endangered Species Day."

Why is this important?

The Endangered Species Act, the safety net that protects fish, plants, and wildlife from extinction, is one of the most popular laws in our nation’s history. Nearly all voters (90%) recognize the importance of and support the Endangered Species Act. The Act is one of the most effective environmental protection laws, having helped to prevent the extinction of the bald eagle, peregrine falcon, gray wolf, grizzly bear, and many other species important to the cultural and environmental health of the nation.

Endangered Species Day is both a celebration of these successes and an opportunity to engage in a day of service to further conservation efforts for imperiled species. Parks, schools, civic organizations, and others have held events around the U.S. and worldwide.

Endangered Species Day was started by a Senate Resolution in 2006 and has been recognized by mayors around the country in the ensuing years.

Designating May 17th, 2019 as Endangered Species Day to celebrate species recovered thanks to the Endangered Species Act will bring attention to those conservation success stories and to actions we can take to protect imperiled species and the lands they rely on.

Baltimore City Hall, Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • We need to step up for our wildlife before they disappear. We are all connected in the circle of life.
  • It actually breaks my heart to see what is happening to these beautiful creatures and has been proven have feelings just as cats and dogs do.
  • Because I believe in saving endangered species


2019-04-20 20:39:09 -0400

50 signatures reached

2019-02-18 17:35:14 -0500

25 signatures reached

2019-02-12 16:38:20 -0500

10 signatures reached