February

February 1 — Afobaka Dam and Operation Gwamba (1964)

February 2 — Groundhog Day

February 3 — George Adamson, African Lion Rehabilitator, Born (1906)

February 4 — Congress Overrides President Reagan’s Veto of Clean Water Act (1987)

February 5 — National Wildlife Federation Created (1936)

February 6 — Colin Murdoch, Inventor of the Tranquilizer Gun, Born (1929)

February 7 — Karl August Mobius, Ecology Pioneer, Born (1825)

February 8 — Lisa Perez Jackson, Environmental Leader, Born (1982)

February 8 — President Johnson Addresses Congress about Conservation (1965)

February 9 — U.S. Fish Commission Created (1871)

February 10 — Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, born (1944)

February 11 — International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 12 — Judge Boldt Affirms Native American Fishing Rights (1974)

February 13 — Thomas Malthus Born (1766)

February 14 — Nature’s Faithful Lovers

February 15 — Complete Human Genome Published (2001)

February 16 — Alvaro Uglade, Father of Costa Rica’s National Parks, Born (1946)

February 16 — Kyoto Protocol, Controlling Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, Begins (2005)

February 17 — R. A. Fischer, Statistician, Born (1890)

February 18 — Julia Butterfly Hill, Tree-Sitter, Born (1974)

February 19 — Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Established (1962)

February 20 — Ansel Adams, Nature Photographer, Born (1902)

February 21 — Carolina Parakeet Goes Extinct (1918)

February 22 — Nile Day

February 23 — Italy’s Largest Inland Oil Spill (2010)

February 24 — Joseph Banks, British Botanist, Born (1743)

February 25 — First Federal Timber Act Passed (1799)

February 26 — Four National Parks Established (1917-1929)

February 27 — International Polar Bear Day

February 28 — Watson and Crick Discover The Double Helix (1953)

February 29 — Nature’s Famous Leapers

This Month in Conservation

April 1
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Conservationist, Born (1940)
April 2
Maria Sibylla Merian, German Entomologist, Born (1647)
April 3
Jane Goodall, Chimpanzee Researcher, Born (1934)
April 4
“The Good Life” Begins Airing (1975)
April 5
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Created (1933)
April 6
American Museum of Natural History Founded (1869)
April 7
World Health Day
April 8
A Tribute to the Endangered Species Act
April 9
Jim Fowler, “Wild Kingdom” Co-host, Born (1932)
April 10
Arbor Day First Celebrated (1872)
April 11
Ian Redmond, Primatologist, Born (1954)
April 12
Arches National Monument Created (1929)
April 13
First Elephant Arrives in U.S. (1796)
April 14
Black Sunday Dust Storm (1935)
April 15
Nikolaas Tinbergen, Animal Behaviorist, Born (1907)
April 16
Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing Arrive in U.S. (1972)
April 17
Ford Mustang Introduced (1964)
April 18
Natural History Museum, London, Opened (1881)
April 19
E. Lucy Braun, Plant Ecologist, Born (1889)
April 20
Gro Harlem Brundtland, Godmother of Sustainable Development, Born (1939)
April 21
John Muir, Father of American Conservation, Born (1838)
April 22
The First Earth Day (1970)
April 23
World Book Day
April 24
Tomitaro Makino, Father of Japanese Botany, Born (1862)
April 25
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Established (1947)
April 26
John James Audubon Born (1785)
April 27
Soil Conservation Service Created (1935)
April 28
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Announced (1986)
April 29
Dancing with Nature’s Stars
April 29
Emmeline Moore, Pioneering Fisheries Scientist, Born (1872)
April 30
First State Hunting License Fee Enacted (1864)
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