Del Rio Endangered Species Mural Unveiling Event and Painting
October 16, 2021, 5:30 PM CT (unveiling)
October 11, 12 and 13, noon to 5:00 PM CT (painting)
Del Rio, Texas

Join the Center for Biological Diversity and Del Rio’s Casa de la Cultura for an unveiling celebration of the latest installment in our Endangered Species Mural Project featuring the Mexican blindcat, a tiny, blind catfish found in underground aquifers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in south Texas and northern Coahuila.

The celebration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m. CT at the mural site: 100 E. Losoya St. in Del Rio, Texas.

Currently the mural is being painted by Justseeds’ artist cooperative’s Roger Peet; community members are invited to participate in the process from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 11, 12 and 13 at the mural site.

The unveiling celebration will feature Roger Peet, who coordinates the Center’s mural project; Lupita de la Paz, executive director of Del Rio’s Casa de la Cultura; Sarah Howard, National Park Service biologist at the Amistad National Recreation Area; and Andy Gluesenkamp, director of conservation at the San Antonio Zoo.

The free event will include live music, snacks and drinks and will be entirely outdoors; masks, vaccinations and social distancing are strongly encouraged.


Simplify the Holidays Webinar
November 2, 2021, 11:00 AM-noon PT


Just after the Halloween candy is gone, we start to think about winter holiday gift giving. Join the Center for Biological Diversity for a webinar on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 11 a.m. to noon PT (2 to 3 p.m. ET) including tips, tricks and hacks for having a low-waste and less stressful holiday season (you can use them for other special occasions too).

Sign up now and learn more about how to Simplify the Holidays.


Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources

The Center’s Endangered Species Condoms are a fun, unique way to get people talking about the link between human population growth and the extinction of rare species. With more than 7 billion people on the planet and counting, this is a conversation we need to have now.

Check out our Endangered Species Condoms Toolkit page for downloadable resources and valuable information to help you start talking about population, overconsumption and the extinction crisis. Then learn more about our Population and Sustainabily program.

Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking


Amphibians around the world are disappearing, and nearly a third are threatened with extinction. To better understand and conserve these animals, scientists need more information on their locations. And what better way to get the right info from around the globe than through people like you?

The Center has joined other conservation organizations to launch a web-based social networking effort dubbed the Global Amphibian BioBlitz. The BioBlitz website allows amateur naturalists from around the world to submit their amphibian photographs, along with dates and locations. The site's lofty aim? To take a census of the world's amphibians and discover which species are still here, and where — so we can make sure they stay here. With your help.

Help save frogs, toads and salamanders — and have fun at the same time — by submitting your observations to the Global Amphibian BioBlitz now. Then learn about the Center's own amphibian and reptile conservation campaign and get more about the BioBlitz from UC Berkeley.


Penguin banner photo by Michael Van Woert