Endangered Species Day

Ways you can help endangered species –
Don’t buy products made from or that harm endangered or threatened animals.
Make your outdoor space a haven for local wildlife.
Donate to wildlife groups who are trying to save wildlife.
Vote and write to politicians and ask them to help protect endangered or threatened species.

Cooper hopes one day there won’t be a need for an endangered species day.




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The third Friday in May is Endangered Species Day. It is a day to learn about and take action to protect threatened and endangered species. In honor of this day, Cooper is donating to Kākāpō Recovery.

Kākāpō Recovery combines the efforts of scientists, rangers, volunteers and donors to protect the critically endangered kākāpō. Sadly, there are only 199 kākāpō alive today.

If you would like to help out, you can donate here.

Cooper hopes that one day there will be no need for an Endangered Species Day.

Endangered Species Day

Sadly, many species of birds are endangered. Too many to feature on today’s post, so Cooper decided to pick one to spotlight: the kākāpō.Sinbad_fullThe kākāpō lives in New Zealand and is the world’s only flightless parrot. Cooper thinks it looks like a cross between a budgie and a muppet.

The kākāpō is nocturnal, long living (58 – 90 years) and is very friendly. They are said to have a pleasant, musty scent (though not as pleasant as a budgie, I’ll bet). The bird was almost wiped out by colonization and through the introduction of predators to its habitat.

Bluster_fullThere are fewer than 150 kākāpō today. The Kākāpō Recovery Program is comprised of scientists, rangers and volunteers who look after the remaining birds and help them to survive and thrive.

Find out more about the fascinating kākāpō and the Kākāpō Recovery Program here. You can view the chicks (if you happen to be in the area), donate or even adopt (sponsor) one of the birds. Cooper hopes these gentle, friendly birds will make a comeback and one day be off the endangered species list.

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