Two weeks from today is Earth Day. April 22 marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970, when on April 22th twenty million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. The Earth's area covered by rainforests is rapidly shrinking as rainforests have been subjected to heavy logging and agricultural clearance throughout the 20th century. Thousands of species are being driven to extinction each year due to the removal of habitat with destruction of the rainforests. :( Show your rainforest support with this Birdorable design featuring the South American Keel-billed Toucan:
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Today, 5 January 2008, is National Bird Day. The Animal Protection Institute (API) and the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC) calls on activists around the U.S. to take action on behalf of captive birds by drawing attention to the exploitation of other countries' native birds by the U.S. pet industry on National Bird Day. For more information see www.nationalbirdday.com.