April

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 — Emmeline Moore, Pioneering Fisheries Scientist, Born (1872)

April 29 — Dancing with Nature’s Stars

April 30 — First State Hunting License Fee Enacted (1864)

This Month in Conservation

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
A Day for the birds
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)
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