May

May 1 — Linnaeus Publishes “Species Plantarum” (1753)

May 2 — “Peter and The Wolf” Premieres (1936)

May 3 — Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish Oceanographer, Born (1874)

May 4 — Eugenie Clark, The Shark Lady, Born (1922)

May 5 — Frederick Lincoln, Pioneer of Bird Banding, Born (1892)

May 6 — Lassen Volcanic National Park Created (1907)

May 7 — Nature’s Best Moms

May 8 — David Attenborough Born (1926)

May 9 — Thames River Embankments Completed (1874)

May 10 — Birute Galdikas, Orangutan Expert, Born (1946)

May 11 — “HMS Beagle” Launched (1820)

May 12 — Farley Mowat, Author of “Never Cry Wolf,” Born (1921)

May 13 — St. Lawrence Seaway Authorized (1954)

May 14 — Lewis and Clark Expedition Began (1804)

May 15 — Declaration of the Conservation Conference (1908)

May 16 — Ramon Margalef, Pioneering Ecologist, Born (1919)

May 17 — Australian BioBanking for Biodiversity Implemented (2010)

May 18 — Mount St. Helens Erupts (1980)

May 19 — Carl Akeley, Father of Modern Taxidermy, Born (1864)

May 20 — European Maritime Day

May 21 — Rio Grande Water-Sharing Convention Signed (1906)

May 22 — International Day for Biological Diversity

May 23 — President Carter Delivers Environmental Message to Congress (1977)

May 24 — Bison Again Roam Free in Canada’s Grasslands National Park (2006)

May 25 — Lacey Act Created (1900)

May 26 — Last Model T Rolls Off the Assembly Line (1927)

May 27 — Rachel Carson, Author of “Silent Spring,” Born (1907)

May 28 — Sierra Club Founded (1892)

May 29 — Stephen Forbes, Pioneering Ecologist, Born (1844)

May 30 — Everglades National Park Created (1934)

May 31 — The Johnstown Flood (1889)

This Month in Conservation

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
President Johnson Addresses Congress about Conservation (1965)
February 8
Lisa Perez Jackson, Environmental Leader, Born (1982)
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
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