Friday, May 16, 2008

Happy Endangered Species Day!

Not so sure about the "Happy" part, but here is a message from the director of COP Reserve, Cristina Sandoval:

Did you know that UCSB and the Coal Oil Point Reserve protect 6 endangered or threatened species? Do you know who they are?

Three years ago, the U.S. Senate set aside the third Friday of May to promote the conservation of wildlife, fish, and plants threatened with extinction. That day is today. So drop your friends a line to remind them that species everywhere, from the great white polar bear to the tiny Smith's blue butterfly, are in trouble - and that if we all pull together, we can save them.

Encourage others to write a letter to their congressmen, attend a public meeting, submit an editorial to their local newspaper - or just spread the word about how important it is to safeguard our nonhuman peers and the last natural areas they call home.

Here is the website for the Center for Biological Diversity, an organization dedicated to preserving biodiversity.

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