The United States celebrates National Wildlife Week which aims to promote the conservation and protection of wildlife and their habitats. This week long event usually takes place in the second week of April. Organized by the National Wildlife Federation in 1938, National Wildlife Week has been a significant platform for raising awareness about the plight of endangered species. The week is also a perfect time to learn more about the marvelous animals native to America, and their habitats, appreciate their beauty, and take action to help them thrive.  

American Bison In Yellowstone National Park | Source: AS

Banknotes for National Wildlife Week

These banknotes highlight the biodiversity and wildlife across America. Each of these banknotes is a tribute to the rich biodiversity and thriving wildlife of this diverse land.  

Ecuador 5,000 Sucres | 1999, | Source: Banknote World

The 5,000 sucre banknote issued by Ecuador in 1999 showcases the wildlife in the Galapagos Islands including a large black flightless cormorant, a Galapagos penguin, and also a Galapagos tortoise. Comorants are fed on small fish, eel, and water snakes. Galapagos penguins are the only penguins found north of the equator and in the Galápagos. On the obverse side are the nation’s coat of arms and a portrait of writer Juan Montalvo. 

Costa Rica 5,000 Colones | 1991-1995 | Source: Banknote World

The Costa Rica 5,000 Colones Banknote issued between 1991 and 1995 depicts rainforest fauna on its reverse. It boasts a toucan and a jaguar, also with the country’s flora  Shown on the obverse are an aboriginal gold figure of a shaman with a crocodile mask.  

Argentina 50 Pesos | 2018 ND | Source: Banknote World

The 50 Argentinian peso note from 2018 highlights the condor on its obverse while the reverse shows depicts the distribution map of the condor and the Andean Region, its habitat. The Andean bird is also shown on the banknote’s watermark area along with an electrotype 50. 

Argentina 20 Pesos | 2017 ND | Source: Banknote World

The obverse of the Argentinian 20 peso note from 2017 features a guanaco which is native to South America. The guanaco is also one of the most adaptable in the world. The reverse of the note shows a view of the largest desert of Argentina and also the guanaco’s habitat – the Patagonian Desert and a map of the Argentine Sea, Antarctica, and the South Atlantic Islands.  

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