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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Safety Pens Mean Peace of Mind in Panther Country For Floridians who live alongside Florida panthers, coexistence means finding ways to protect both their beloved pets and these critically endangered cats. Building an enclosure is a great solution, especially for backyard animals. It’s Time to Act for Right Whales Years after they agreed to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales, we’re still waiting on NMFS to follow through. So we took to the courts to get this much-needed protection in place. How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit?