June

June 1 — US Announced withdrawl from Paris Climate Agreement (2017)

June 2 — Edwin Way Teale, Nature Writer, Born (1899)

June 2 — Rodne Galicha, Philippine Environmentalist, Born (1979)

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

August 1
Hawaii National Park Created (1916)
August 2
White Giraffes Found in Kenya (2017)
August 3
Arbor Day in Niger
August 4
Liang Congjie, Pioneering Chinese Environmentalist, born (1932)
August 5
First Traffic Light Installed in U.S. (1914)
August 6
Rajendra Singh, the Waterman of India, Born (1959)
August 7
World’s Oldest Tree Cut Down, Accidentally (1964)
August 7
Elinor Ostrom, Noble Laureate in Economics, Born (1933)
August 8
Banqiao Dam Collapse, World’s Biggest Dam Disaster (1975)
August 9
Smokey Bear Born (1944)
August 10
John Kirk Townsend, Pioneering Naturalist, Born (1809)
August 11
Gifford Pinchot, Father of American Forestry, Born (1865)
August 12
“The Lorax” Published (1971)
August 13
Roald Amundsen Completes Northwest Passage (1905-1906)
August 14
Hetch Hetchy Began Producing Power (1925)
August 15
Sponge Act passed (1914)
August 16
E. F. Schumacher, Environmental Economist, born (1911)
August 17
Cape Hatteras National Seashore created (1937)
August 18
Margaret Murie born (1902)
August 19
Cickamauga and Chattanooga Battlefield established
August 20
The Great Fire (1910)
August 20
Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Peace Laureate in Climate Change Research, Born (1940)
August 21
“Bambi” Released (1942)
August 22
Loch Ness Monster first seen (565)
August 23
Chile’s Atacama Desert Blooms (2017)
August 24
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine, Established (2016)
August 25
National Park Service Born (1916)
August 26
Krakatau Volcano Erupted (1883)
August 27
First Oil Well Drilled (1859)
August 28
Roger Tory Peterson, Ornithologist, Born (1908)
August 29
Henry Bergh, Founder of ASPCA, Born (1813)
August 30
International Whale Shark Day
August 30
Lord Walsingham Shot 1,070 Grouse (1888)
August 31
John Muir Home preserved (1964)
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