Endangered Species

Colorful environmental poster with drawings of various pollinators and text saying "Preserve the Earth" (State Dept.)

Celebrating pollinators on Earth Day [poster]

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are in danger. We rely on them for food. This poster can help raise awareness. Protect pollinators.
Three elephants in the wild (© Ana Verahrami/Elephant Listening Project)

A new way to help save elephants

Learn how biologists from Cornell University are tapping into new technology to track and protect African elephants from poaching.
Persian leopard at night (© Frans Lantinh, National Geographic Creative)

Why jail wildlife experts?

A Canadian-Iranian dual national — arrested by Iranian authorities for his environmental work and contact with foreigners — died during interrogation.
Tiger in water (Shutterstock)

How much do you know about endangered animals? [quiz]

Saving species helps preserve vibrant ecosystems we humans depend on every day. Test your knowledge of some animals at risk of extinction.
Amur tiger in the snow (© Aaron Barnes/Alamy)

One tiger’s journey from the brink of extinction

In the Russian Far East, an endangered Amur tiger was released back into the wild in 2017, giving conservationists hope for the species’ future. The news comes just in time for World Wildlife Day on March 3.
Snow leopard with triplets (© Animal Press/Barcroft Images/Getty Images)

October 23 is International Snow Leopard Day

On October 23, International Snow Leopard Day we celebrate the endangered mountain feline, whose health reflects the health of important ecosystems.
Five great green macaws (© AP Images)

Saving wild animals at Zoohackathon

Endangered animals may get some protection thanks to new apps developed at the second annual Zoohackathon, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Trout swimming in stream (Wade Fredenberg/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Using eDNA, biologists reveal a river’s creatures

Environmental DNA testing is transforming the field of biology, by making it much easier to detect different species in rivers and streams.
Gorilla with open mouth in Virunga National Park (© AP Images)

This gorilla might owe its life to a heroic park warden

Rodrigue Katembo has saved critically endangered wildlife in the DRC's Virunga National Park, including mountain gorillas, elephants and hippos.