RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark

Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to save them, premiering on PBS: Tuesday, July 18th, 9/8 CST. RARE: …

Joel Sartore Awarded Prestigious Rungius Medal

Joel Sartore, photographer and founder of The Photo Ark, was awarded the prestigious Rungius Medal at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming on Tuesday. The Rungius Medal, named in honor of renowned artist Carl Rungius, is presented from time to time by the National Museum of Wildlife Art to individuals who have made…

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How To Become A Pollinator Hero

The monarch butterfly is a declining species that we can save together by pledging not to use herbicides and pesticides on our lawns, and by planting milkweed for butterflies to lay their eggs on. Order your milkweed seeds and partially grown plants called ‘stems’ from Monarchwatch.org or from your local plant nursery. Plant them and…

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Photo Ark Zoo Exhibitions Open for Summer 2017

    Zoos across the country are going to be seeing even more animals this summer! The images of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark project will be displayed at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, the Dallas Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo starting in April and May. The Photo Ark project was created to bring audiences…

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‘Social Star’ Joel in Forbes

  Joel and the Photo Ark recently caught the attention of Forbes, which included him in “How 10 Social Stars Use Their Influence for Good.” Here’s what they had to say: When National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore noticed the perilous state of many endangered species, he decided to document them before it was too late. Instagram proved the…

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Joel Sartore – Happy New Year

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Happy New Year! As 2016 draws to a close we would like to take this opportunity to not only celebrate the Photo Ark’s first decade, but also share our deepest thanks to everyone for supporting us along the way. We started in 2006 with an unlikely first species: a naked mole rat at the Lincoln Children’s […]

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Last Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog passes away

Extinction is Forever “Toughie”, the world’s last Rabbs’ fringe-limbed treefrog, has died. The very last of his kind, this means the species is now extinct. Let’s hope with this historic event, we will finally stop and pay attention to the extinction crisis, not only for the sake of imperiled amphibians, but for humanity as well. […]

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