endangered species

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.
Arizona State University
In 1987, condors were on the brink of extinction. Three decades later, the California condor is slowly rebounding.
Razorback sucker fish held by a biologist

Razorback suckers are endemic to the Colorado River Basin and have been listed as endangered since 1991. Thanks to an intensive breeding and stocking program, numbers of the fish have increased in parts of the river and its tributaries. (Photo by Luke Runyon/KUNC)

Arizona State University
Fish in the Colorado River are a product of harsh conditions. But human interference in the rivers they call home has pushed a few to the edge of extinction. Luke Runyon of KUNC reports.

(Laura Whaling/Planet Forward)

UC Berkeley
Part of our Stories of Alaska series, this piece explores the state through wildlife, plants and bioindicators, looking at today's challenges and accomplishments, and signs of what's to come. 
George Washington University
After declining to about 10% of its population over the last century, the hawksbill sea turtle in Belize is on the rise again thanks to expanded legal protections.
(Video by Haley Velasco/Medill News Service)
(Video by Haley Velasco/Medill News Service)
Northwestern University
On Aug. 12, events were held worldwide from Nepal to Canada in honor of World Elephant Day, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of Asian and African elephants due to habitat loss and poaching.

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