7th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest
High School student Alexandra won first place in the State of Arkansas' 7th Annual Endangered Species Day Art Contest that provided students with the opportunity to learn about endangered and threatened species as well as species that are listed by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as Species of Greatest Conservation Need and thus may require federal listing as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act at some point in the future, and should express their knowledge and support through artwork. This contest was organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.
Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation’s wildlife and wild places. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to learn about endangered species. The art contest is an integral part of celebrating Endangered Species Day, May 20, 2016.