It’s Endangered Species Day Every Day

These Verreaux’s Sifakas were not yet critically endangered when I photographed them by the side of the road in Berenty, Madagascar in November 2007 / photo by the author Amethyst Qu

In 2022, Endangered Species Day falls on Friday, May 20. Of course, in the larger sense, endangered species day is every day. This year may seem especially somber because, late in 2021, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker was finally listed as extinct by the Fish and Wildlife Service.

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