Wednesday, September 22, 2010

World Animal Day highlights endangered species

Less than two weeks away, Oct. 4 stands out as World Animal Day, an opportunity to focus attention on endangered species while celebrating animals' roles in human lives. The celebration began in 1931 during a convention of ecologists in Italy and expanded its focus in recent years.

The current mission statement says the day provides a way:
* To celebrate animal life in all its forms
* To celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom
* To acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives – from being our companions, supporting and helping us, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives
* To acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives

By clicking on a region in this map, you can find events near you. Want to organize an event that focuses on wild birds? Click here for tips and guidelines.

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Blogger metaspencer said...

A celebration of non-human animals. Odd stuff!

September 28, 2010 8:01 AM  

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