Every Earth Day, people around the globe come together to celebrate our amazing planet and the work being done to protect it. The theme of this year's Earth Day, Invest in Our Planet, presents a challenge to all of us: what will you do?
We're sharing a few simple ways you can join in NatureServe's mission to help biodiversity thrive, be it by learning more about why biodiversity matters or telling others about it, connecting with NatureServe and our online community, or by joining the biodiversity champions who support our work through charitable giving.
Start a conversation about why biodiversity matters
Our new “What is Biodiversity?” StoryMap highlights unique examples of the biodiversity in North America and outlines the importance of biodiversity in our everyday lives. Whether you’re an expert on biodiversity or are brand new to the term, this StoryMap will help you expand your knowledge. It’s also a great way to start a conversation about the importance of biodiversity with a friend, family member, or colleague, which is one small thing you can do to make a difference this Earth Day!
Learn about Current Issues
In this month's episode of Conservation Conversations with Sean O'Brien, Razan Al Mubarak, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), shares how the IUCN leverages its constituency of governments, civil organizations, and indigenous communities to guide global policy change. The conversation also touches on Razan's personal experience in conservation as a woman from the UAE, and what diversity and authentic inclusivity bring to the field.
Join NatureServe's online community
NatureServe's President & CEO Sean O'Brien left a special #EarthDay message on our social media—
click here to watch! Want to see more from NatureServe? Follow us on social media for updates on our work, events & webinars, and to learn more about the amazing diversity of life on Earth!
Ways to Support NatureServe this Earth Day
Adopt a Species ADOPT NOW
Make a Sustaining Gift DONATE TODAY
Join the Heritage Circle LEARN MORE
P.S. Join us and double your impact. Starting on April 26th, all donations toward our $25,000 goal will be matched $1-to-$1. Check your inbox Tuesday for ways to give and help us raise $50,000 for biodiversity conservation!
Photo Credits American black bear (Ursus americanus). NatureServe Global Status: Secure (G5). Photo by Jethro Taylor. Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). NatureServe Global Status: Secure (G5). Photo by S. Brickman. A burrowing crayfish (Cambarus fetzneri). NatureServe Global Status: Vulnerable (G3). Photo by Chris Lukhaup. Fly amanita (Amanita muscaria). NatureServe Global Status: Secure (G5). Photo by Bernard Spragg. Brown bear (Ursus arctos). NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure (G4). Photo by Larry Master. Great blue heron (Ardea herodias). NatureServe Global Status: Secure (G5). Photo by Diana Robinson.