April 5, 2006 - Issue: Vol. 152, No. 42 — Daily Edition109th Congress (2005 - 2006) - 2nd Session
ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 42
(Senate - April 05, 2006)
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[Pages S3159-S3160] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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 [[Page S3160]] 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. ____________________