endangered species

Public and private-sector agencies have spent decades and millions of dollars for research and recovery to bring the Mexican gray wolf back from the brink of extinction. And those efforts appear to be paying off. (Michael Hannan/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Government agencies, including the Arizona Game & Fish Department, and the private Endangered Wolf Center in Missouri have invested millions of dollars and decades worth of research to save the Mexican wolf from extinction.
Salamander embryo development (Credit: Dee Ann Chamberlain)
Salamander embryo development (Credit: Dee Ann Chamberlain)
Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
In the heart of Austin, Texas, lies a salamander sanctuary that exists as a backup, in case the wild population were to be wiped out — but is it enough to save the species?
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
The border wall threatens over 100 endangered species; can activists unite and stop its construction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument?
Northwestern University
Toward the end of Sasco Creek Road in Westport, Connecticut, passersby witness a charming landscape change. The typical residential street opens up to a vast meadow where grasses tickle the waists of hikers and birdwatchers. Goldfinches whiz by in... Read More

(Ethan Freese/University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Southeast Nebraska is home to a unique ecosystem known as the eastern saline wetlands, which derive their salinity from salts that were deposited deep underground when much of the U.S. was covered by an inland sea.

A small tree finch on Santa Cruz Island. (Vicki Deng/Reed College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Reed College
Student scientist Vicki Deng, from Reed College, continues our Galápagos series with a piece about the invasive threats to Darwin's famous finches — and the action plan to help save them.
The important life of a single species of endemic land snail
The important life of a single species of endemic land snail
SUNY-ESF
The fight for survival of one small, endemic land snail can show us the importance of protecting our world's biodiversity for generations to come.
George Mason University
James Mwenda climbs into the passenger seat of our Land Cruiser, a bushel of carrots swinging from his hand. “Jambo,” he says, flashing us a wide smile. “Ready to go?” When first welcoming our student group to Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s Endangered... Read More
View of Earth from Messenger

(NASA)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Reed College
As we experience the repercussions of environmental damage, it is easy to dwell on the negatives. But every action and policy people have worked for pays off! Here are six environmental achievements showing ways humanity has not let us down.
dolphins

These dolphins, a mother and son pair, reside at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, an AMMPA accredited facility dedicated to marine species protection and conservation. (Parker Bryant/Florida State University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Based on her experience, Planet Forward Correspondent Cassandra Hobar challenges the basis of anti-captivity movements, while supporting zoos and aquariums for the work they do in conservation and species preservation.

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