Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, but together we can help.
The National Geographic Photo Ark, led by photographer Joel Sartore, is a multiyear effort to document every species living in wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts. And you can help by spreading the word! Learn how you can sound the alarm about species at risk by participating in our #SaveTogether campaign.
Thousands of species are at risk and time is running out. Join National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as he leads the Photo Ark project to document our planet’s biodiversity and find innovative solutions to help save threatened species and protect their critical habitats.
People all around the world are sounding the alarm and helping raise awareness of threatened species by taking a selfie and sharing it on social media with the hashtag #SaveTogether. See the latest selfies below—then see all the selfies and learn how you can participate here.
Watch photographer Joel Sartore in action in a new episode of the PBS series RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark on Tuesday, July 25 at 9/8C. Join Joel as he travels to China, Spain, and Cameroon in search of some of the world’s rarest creatures to photograph for the Photo Ark. The journey is tough, but the chance to add species on the brink of extinction to the Ark makes it all worth it.
Photos by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark: Florida panther photographed at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida; Malayan tiger photographed at the Omaha Zoo; Burmese star tortoise photographed at the Atlanta Zoo. Cincinnati Zoo Exhibition: Kathryn Keane.