December

December 1 — William Temple Hornaday Born (1937)

December 2 — International Whaling Commission Created (1946)

December 3 — Ellen Swallow Richards, Pioneering Environmental Chemist, Born (1842)

December 4 — Eastern Steller Sea Lion De-listed (2013)

December 5 —  World Soil Day

December 6 — Eliot Porter Born (1901)

December 7 — Beijing Issues First Red Alert for Air Pollution (2015)

December 8 — American Bird Banding Association Formed (1909)

December 9 — Wupatki National Monument Created (1924)

December 10 — Olivier Messiaen Born (1908)

December 11 — International Mountain Day

December 12 — Paris Climate Agreement Adopted (2015)

December 13 — Baiji Porpoise Declared Extinct (2006)

December 14 — World Monkey Day

December 15 — Chico Mendes Born (1944)

December 16 — Carol Browner, 8th EPA Administrator, Born (1955)

December 17 — Alexander Agassiz, Pioneering Oceanographer, Born (1835)

December 18 — First Commercial Nuclear Energy Produced (1957)

December 19 — Richard Leakey, Kenyan Conservationist, Born (1944)

December 20 — Earliest Date for Winter Solstice

December 20 — “It’s A Wonderful Life” Released (1946)

December 21 — Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice, Born (1946)

December 21 — Trevor Kincaid Born (1872)

December 22 — Ruth Yeoh, Malaysian Environmentalist, Born (1982)

December 22 — Lady Bird Johnson, Environmental First Lady, Born (1912)

December 23 — Times Beach, Missouri, Declared Uninhabitable (1982)

December 24 — The Christmas Tree

December 25 — European Rabbits Introduced to Australia (1859)

December 26 — UN Convention to Combat Desertification Began (1996)

December 27 — Second Voyage of the Beagle Began (1831)

December 28 — Endangered Species Act Enacted (1973)

December 29 — Convention on Biological Diversity Began (1993)

December 30 — Six Geese A-Laying

December 31 — John Denver, Singer-Songwriter and Conservationist, Born (1943)

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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