August

August 1 — Hawaii National Park Created (1916)

August 2 — White Giraffes Found in Kenya (2017)

August 3 — Arbor Day in Niger

August 4 — Liang Congjie, Pioneering Chinese Environmentalist, born (1932)

August 5 — First Traffic Light Installed in U.S. (1914)

August 6 — Rajendra Singh, the Waterman of India, Born (1959)

August 7 — Elinor Ostrom, Noble Laureate in Economics, Born (1933)

August 8 — World’s Biggest Dam Disaster (1975)

August 9 — Smokey Bear Born (1944)

August 10 — John Kirk Townsend, Pioneering Naturalist, Born (1809)

August 11 — Gifford Pinchot, Father of American Forestry, Born (1865)

August 12 — “The Lorax” Published (1971)

August 13 — Roald Amundsen Completes Northwest Passage (1905-1906)

August 14 — Hetch Hetchy Began Producing Power (1925)

August 15 — Sponge Act passed (1914)

August 16 — E. F. Schumacher, Environmental Economist, born (1911)

August 17 — Cape Hatteras National Seashore created (1937)

August 18 — Margaret Murie born (1902)

August 19 — Cickamauga and Chattanooga Battlefield established

August 20 — The Great Fire (1910)

August 21 — “Bambi” Released (1942)

August 22 — Loch Ness Monster first seen (565)

August 23 — Chile’s Atacama Desert Blooms (2017)

August 24 — Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine, Established (2016)

August 25 — National Park Service Born (1916)

August 26 — Krakatau Volcano Erupted (1883)

August 27 — First Oil Well Drilled (1859)

August 28 — Roger Tory Peterson, Ornithologist, Born (1908)

August 29 — Henry Bergh, Founder of ASPCA, Born (1813)

August 30 — Lord Walsingham Shot 1,070 Grouse (1888)

August 31 — John Muir Home preserved (1964)

This Month in Conservation

June 1
US Announced Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement (2017)
June 2
Edwin Way Teale, Nature Writer, Born (1899)
June 3
The World’s First Wilderness Area Established (1924)
June 4
Gaylord Nelson, Politician and Conservationist, Born (1916)
June 5
World Environment Day
June 6
Novarupta Volcano Erupted in Alaska (1912)
June 7
Thomas Malthus Published His Famous Essay (1798)
June 8
Bryce Canyon National Park Created (1923)
June 9
Coral Triangle Day
June 10
E. O. Wilson, Father of Biodiversity, Born (1929)
June 11
Jacques Cousteau, Ocean Explorer, Born (1910)
June 12
Frank Chapman, Dean of American Ornithologists, Born (1864)
June 13
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, Born (1944)
June 14
Bramble Cay Melomys Went Extinct (2016)
June 15
Global Wind Day
June 16
Gray Whale Delisted (1994)
June 17
World Day to Combat Desertification
June 18
Alexander Wetmore, Dean of American Ornithologists, Born (1866)
June 19
Feast of the Forest, Palawan, Philippines
June 20
Great Barrier Reef Protected (1975)
June 21
World Hydrography Day
June 22
Cuyahoga River Burst into Flames (1969)
June 23
Antarctic Treaty Implemented (1961)
June 24
David McTaggart, Greenpeace Leader, Born (1932)
June 25
David Douglas, Pioneering Botanist, Born (1799)
June 26
United Nations Chartered (1945)
June 27
Tajik National Park Added to World Heritage List (2013)
June 28
Mark Shand, Asian Elephant Conservationist, Born (1951)
June 29
Mesa Verde National Park Created (1906)
June 30
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Created (1940)
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