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Endangered Species Day 2021 – May 21

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Endangered Species Day 2021The Endangered Species Day is annually observed across the globe on the third Friday of May to recognise the animals across the globe which are in need of protection and conservation efforts.

i.The Endangered Species Day 2021 was observed on 21st May 2021.

  • The Endangered Species Day 2020 was observed on 15th May 2020.
  • The Endangered Species Day 2022 will be observed on 20th May 2022.

ii.The 21st May 2021 marks the celebration of 16th Endangered Species Day. 


i.The Endangered Species Day was created by a United States(US) Senate resolution in 2006 to educate people on the need to conserve the Wild animals across the globe.

ii.The first Endangered Species Day was observed in 2006.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species:

International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) Red list of Threatened Species is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animals.

Some of the Endangered species in India: 

  • Bengal Tiger
  • Asiatic Lion
  • Snow Leopard
  • Blackbuck
  • Red Panda
  • One Horned Rhinoceros
  • The Nilgiri Tahr
  • Kashmir Red Stag (Hangul)
  • Lion Tailed Macaque