12 March 2012 Joel Sartore’s ‘Biodiversity Project’ on NBC Posted by: Brian Bovard | 2 comments | Share: Joel Sartore, National Geographic photographer, Defenders board member, and concered Nebraskan. Defenders of Wildlife has been fortunate enough to welcome Joel Sartore (www.joelsartore.com) to our Board of Directors this year. His passion for wildlife conservation takes him all over the world and is prominently reflected in his photographs, which show the vast array of wildlife that are threatened with extinction and the beauty and uniqueness of each creature in a way that words never could. Recently one of Joel’s ongoing endeavors called the Biodiversity Project was recently featured on NBC’s nightly news. Using his photography Joel hopes to make people understand that for many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of the Biodiversity Project is simple: to show what’s at stake, and to get people to care, while there’s still time to save them. 2 Responses to “Joel Sartore’s ‘Biodiversity Project’ on NBC” Bradley Jones May 8th, 2012 Would you please consider covering the plight of the Humboldt Marten? There are less than 100 of them left in the old growth redwood forests of California. They should be designated as an endangered species but the decision has been put of time and again. Please look into this and consider covering this story. At this point the public is unaware that this animal even exists and it could become extinct before they. No good photos or videos of this animal exist. Please help if you can: http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_20484996/environmental-group-threatens-sue-over-humboldt-marten Luz Sanchez November 8th, 2013 Wow interesting Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Helicopter gunning kills 23 wolves in Idaho; Urge Secretary Jewell to abandon gray wolf delisting proposal — Call your representative by March 14; Washington wildlife agency urged to end support for abolishing federal wolf protections; The latest on Governor Otter’s wolf control board. Two Too Many Development Projects in the Ivanpah Valley While these projects most definitely directly impact a species that has been identified as threatened and is dependent on the habitat where they would be built, Silver State South and Stateline’s approval is most troubling for a bigger reason. You see, this isn’t just an issue for the Ivanpah Valley. Developers and agencies need to be conscious of how and where they plan energy projects all across the country. They need to look at renewable energy planning with a landscape-wide lens, understanding that building in the right places and making an effort to minimize environmental impacts from the start are essential. California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes After California’s devastating Rim Fire, will officials take the opportunity to give nature a chance to fully recover?