January

January 1 — NEPA Enacted (1970)

January 2 —  Bob Marshall Born (1901)

January 3 — Canaveral National Seashore Created (1975)

January 4 — The Real James Bond Born (1900)

January 5 — National Bird Day

January 6 — Wild Kingdom First Airs (1963)

January 7 — Gerald Durrell Born (1925)

January 8 — Alfred Russel Wallace Born (1823)

January 9 — Muir Woods National Monument Created (1908)

January 10 — National Houseplant Appreciation Day

January 11 — Aldo Leopold Born (1887)

January 12 — National Trust of England Established (1895)

January 13 — MaVynee Betsch, the Beach Lady, Born (1935)

January 14 — Martin Holdgate Born (1931)

January 15 — British Museum Opened (1759)

January 16 — Dian Fossey Born (1932)

January 17 — Benjamin Franklin, America’s First Environmentalist, Born (1706)

January 18 —  White Sands National Monument Created (1933)

January 19 — Acadia National Park Established (1929)

January 20 — Penguin Appreciation Day

January 21 — The Wilderness Society Founded (1935)

January 22 — Iraq Sabotages Kuwaiti Oil Fields (1991)

January 23 — Sweden Bans CFCs in Aerosols (1978)

January 24 — Baden-Powell Publishes “Scouting for Boys” (1908)

January 25 — Badlands National Park Established (1939)

January 26 — Benjamin Franklin Disses the Bald Eagle (1784)

January 27 — National Geographic Society Incorporated (1888)

January 28 — Bermuda Petrel, Thought Extinct for 300 Years, Re-discovered (1951)

January 29 — Edward Abbey, author of “Desert Solitaire,” Born (1927)

January 30 — England Claims Antarctica (1820)

January 31 — Stewart Udall, Secretary of Interior, Born (1920)

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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