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

March 1
Yellowstone National Park Established (1872)
March 2
Theodore Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, Born (1904)
March 3
World Wildlife Day and Creation of CITES (1973)
March 4
Hot Springs National Park Established (1921)
March 5
Lynn Margulis, Evolutionary Biologist, Born (1938)
March 6
Martha Burton Williamson, Pioneering Malacologist, Born (1843)
March 7
Luther Burbank Born (1849)
March 8
Everett Horton Patents the Telescoping Fishing Rod (1887)
March 9
The Turbot War Begins (1995)
March 10
Cape Lookout National Seashore Established (1966)
March 11
Save the Redwoods League Founded (1918)
March 12
Charles Young, First African-American National Park Superintendent, Born (1864)
March 12
Girl Scouts Founded (1912)
March 13
National Elephant Day, Thailand
March 14
First National Wildlife Refuge Created (1903)
March 15
Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Born (1874)
March 16
Amoco Cadiz Runs Aground (1978)
March 17
St. Patrick and Ireland’s Snakes
March 18
Nation’s First Wildlife Refuge Created (1870)
March 19
When the Swallows Return to Capistrano
March 20
“Our Common Future” Published (1987)
March 21
International Day of Forests
March 22
World Water Day
March 23
Sitka National Historical Park Created (1910)
March 24
John Wesley Powell, Western Explorer, Born (1834)
March 25
Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution, Born (1914)
March 26
Marjorie Harris Carr, Pioneering Florida Conservationist, Born (1915)
March 27
Trans-Alaska Pipeline Begun (1975)
March 28
Joseph Bazalgette, London’s Sewer King, Born (1819)
March 29
Niagara Falls Stops Flowing (1848)
March 30
The United States Buys Alaska (1867)
March 31
Al Gore, Environmental Activist and U.S. Vice President, Born (1948)
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