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

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 (1795)
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
Yul Choi, Korean Environmentalist, Born (1949)
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)
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