June

June 1 — US Announced withdrawl 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 — Antrarctic 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)

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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