National Wildlife Day 2023: September 4 is National Wildlife Day in the United States. It is an opportunity for everyone to pause, take a long breath, and reflect on the world around us. It is inspiring to contemplate preservation and conservation efforts that aim to enhance the natural world. There is so much more to learn. As Henry David Thoreau once observed, “the preservation of the world lies in wilderness.” We are in total agreement. So let’s examine this auspicious day in greater detail.
National Wildlife Day will be celebrated on September 4, 2020.
5 EXTREMELY STRANGE WILDLIFE FACTS
Constantly recycled, the quantity of water on Earth remains constant over time.
Scientists estimate that there are 3 trillion trees on Earth, which is significantly more trees than stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
Contrary to conventional belief, bats are not blind and sometimes use their eyesight instead of echolocation to hunt.
Experts estimate that approximately 200 plant and animal species become extinct every 24 hours, which is more than 1,000 times the natural extinction rate.
WHAT IS NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Occasionally, many of us are encouraged to “think outside the box.” However, how frequently do we recognise that “the box” is more than a mental construct? It is also visceral. Wildlife and the natural world remind us that it is time to go outside.
We venerate wild animals and the environments in which they live for a very simple reason: they remind us that we each must strike a balance between ourselves and the world in which we live.
National Wildlife Day calls attention to the alarming number of animals and habitats on the verge of extinction and encourages us to advocate for preservation and conservation efforts.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY DATES