ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 42
(Senate - April 05, 2006)

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                         ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY

  The resolution (S. Res. 431) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                              S. Res. 431

       Whereas in the United States and around the world, more 
     than 1,000 species are officially designated as at risk of 
     extinction and thousands more also face a heightened risk of 
     extinction;
       Whereas the actual and potential benefits derived from many 
     species have not yet been fully discovered and would be 
     permanently lost if not for conservation efforts;
       Whereas recovery efforts for species such as the whooping 
     crane, Kirtland's warbler, the peregrine falcon, the gray 
     wolf, the gray

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     whale, the grizzly bear, and others have resulted in great 
     improvements in the viability of such species;
       Whereas saving a species requires a combination of sound 
     research, careful coordination, and intensive management of 
     conservation efforts, along with increased public awareness 
     and education;
       Whereas two-thirds of endangered or threatened species 
     reside on private lands;
       Whereas voluntary cooperative conservation programs have 
     proven to be critical for habitat restoration and species 
     recovery; and
       Whereas education and increasing public awareness are the 
     first steps in effectively informing the public about 
     endangered species and species restoration efforts: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates May 11, 2006, as ``Endangered Species Day''; 
     and
       (2) encourages--
       (A) educational entities to spend at least 30 minutes on 
     Endangered Species Day teaching and informing students about 
     threats to, and the restoration of, endangered species around 
     the world, including the essential role of private landowners 
     and private stewardship to the protection and recovery of 
     species;
       (B) organizations, businesses, private landowners, and 
     agencies with a shared interest in conserving endangered 
     species to collaborate on educational information for use in 
     schools; and
       (C) the people of the United States to observe the day with 
     appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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