National Endangered Species Day

National Endangered Species Day is May 21.

Why not recognize the importance of our furry (and slimy, and scaly, and prickly) friends by exploring recent case studies designed to protect them?

One example: Applied Ecological Services Inc. (AES) is currently managing a land restoration project in Seneca Falls, NY. The project involves more than 800 acres of wetlands, grassland, forests, and stream. After only a few years, the area harbors a dozen different endangered species, threatened species, and other species of concern, including the Indiana bat, least bitterns, American bitterns, rare turtles, and rare amphibians.

If you're interested, award-winning ecologist and AES founder Steve Apfelbaum is available to discuss:

• Why more and more animals are becoming endangered

• How declining species negatively impact the environment we all share

• How restoration ecology projects help protect them and even increase their populations

• Easy ways your audience can help protect endangered species and support those who do

• Restoration projects throughout the US designed to help endangered species

"It's time we acknowledge that animals are the proverbial canaries in the coal mine," says Apfelbaum. "When they are healthy it indicates our Earth is healthy.

"If we work together to improve the health of our ecosystems, wildlife will benefit--and so will we."

For more information, contact Lauren Covello at 856-489-8654, ext. 335, or at