22 April 2013 Happy Earth Day 2013! Posted by: Defenders of Wildlife | Leave a comment | Share: Celebrate Earth Day with this beautiful video of our planet’s wild places and the amazing wildlife that call it home. Want to do something extra this Earth Day? Become a Defender, and help protect the Earth and its wildlife for future generations. You can also adopt something WILD for Earth Day. For the rest of April, get 25% off all wildlife adoptions by using the promo code 25EARTHDAY at checkout. These make great gifts for wildlife lovers, or for yourself – and you’ll be doing your part for the planet by helping to protect real animals in the wild. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Safety Pens Mean Peace of Mind in Panther Country For Floridians who live alongside Florida panthers, coexistence means finding ways to protect both their beloved pets and these critically endangered cats. Building an enclosure is a great solution, especially for backyard animals. It’s Time to Act for Right Whales Years after they agreed to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales, we’re still waiting on NMFS to follow through. So we took to the courts to get this much-needed protection in place. How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit?