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

September 1
Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, Died (1914)
September 2
President Roosevelt Dedicated Great Smoky National Park (1940)
September 3
Wilderness Act passed (1964)
September 4
Fort Bragg, Home of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Established (1918)
September 5
UNESCO Established First World Heritage Sites (1978)
September 6
Alcide d’Orbigny, French Naturalist, Born (1802)
September 7
Edward Birge, Father of Limnology, born (1851)
September 8
UN Millennium Declaration ratified (2000)
September 9
First “Bug” Found in Computer (1945)
September 10
Henry Hardtner, Father of Southern Forestry, Born (1870)
September 11
World Wildlife Fund Began Operations (1961)
September 12
Canyonlands National Park Established (1964)
September 13
Walter Reed born (1851)
September 14
Marc Reisner, Author of Cadillac Desert (1948)
September 15
Darwin reaches the Galapagos Islands (1835)
September 16
Ed Begley Jr., Environmental Advocate, born (1949)
September 17
Edgar Wayburn, Wilderness Advocate, Born (1906)
September 18
Grey Owl, Pioneering Conservationist in Canada, Born (1888)
September 19
Urmas Tartes, Estonian Nature Photographer, born (1963)
September 20
AAAS Founded (1848)
September 21
Assateague Island National Seashore Created (1965)
September 22
Peace Corps becomes law (1961)
September 23
Rose Selected as U.S. National Flower (1986)
September 24
President Kennedy Dedicated Pinchot Institute (1963)
September 25
Pope Francis Addressed the UN on the Environment (2015)
September 26
Johnny Appleseed Born (1774)
September 27
“Silent Spring” Published (1962)
September 28
National Public Lands Day
September 29
Steinhart Aquarium opens (1923)
September 30
Hoover Dam Dedicated (1935)
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