Wildlife Conservation

Two towering piles of elephant tusks on fire (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

Stopping criminals who traffic wildlife

Pangolins and rhinos are two of the most trafficked animals in Africa to satisfy intense demand from China. See what America's doing to thwart it.
Poster with drawings of pollinators and text saying "Protect pollinators" (State Dept.)

Download this poster and protect pollinators

Pollinators are under threat from diseases, pesticides and habitat loss. Download this poster and find out how you can protect them.
Sea turtle swimming over coral reef (© Willyam Bradberry/Shutterstock)

These sea turtles face peril

Learn about the greatest threats to sea turtles, and how conservationists are working to ensure a future for these prehistoric creatures.
Man standing behind caged civets (© Liu Dawei/Xinhua/AP Images)

Pompeo: End wildlife trafficking and save lives

Secretary Pompeo called for the closing of wildlife markets that sell wild animals and have been linked to COVID-19 and other diseases.
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.
Man sitting on mountainside with dog by his side (© Reuters)

Iran continues its crackdown on environmentalists

Land and wildlife conservationists are frequent targets of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and are tried in secretive revolutionary courts.
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.