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

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
“It’s A Wonderful Life” Released (1946)
December 20
Earliest Date for Winter Solstice
December 21
Trevor Kincaid Born (1872)
December 21
Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice, Born (1946)
December 22
Lady Bird Johnson, Environmental First Lady, Born (1912)
December 22
Ruth Yeoh, Malaysian Environmentalist, Born (1982)
December 23
Times Beach, Missouri, Declared Uninhabitable
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)
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