endangered species

Orangutan in tree (© Nature Picture Library/Alamy Stock Photo)

China’s international building projects threaten biodiversity

The People's Republic of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative is destroying habitats and threatening endangered species, according to conservationists.
Hazardous waste containers piled up near water (© Sam Mednick/AP Images)

China’s development projects export environmental devastation

China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative is rife with corrupt construction projects that harm the environment in countries around the world.
Illustrated poster depicting a poison dart frog and fire ants (State Dept./D. Thompson)

For Earth Day 2020, download this free poster

Earth Day, first marked in the United States in 1970, has grown into a worldwide commemoration in its 50th year. Download our Earth Day poster.
Poster with drawings of 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.