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For many of Earth's threatened species, time is running out.

The National Geographic Photo Ark harnesses the power of photography to document species, inspire action, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts. Here’s what you can do to help.

Support Photo Ark and Help Save Wildlife

Thousands of species are at risk. Donate today to help us document our planet’s biodiversity and find innovative solutions to help save threatened species and protect their critical habitats before it’s too late.

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Spread the Word and #SaveTogether

Help raise awareness of threatened species by sharing a selfie on social media with the hashtag #SaveTogether.


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Learn how you can help change the world. Get Photo Ark updates and hear from our explorers in the field who are working to document threatened species and find solutions to help save them.


Other Ways to Help

You may not be able to save the whole world, but you can make an impact in your own backyard. Here are other ways you can take action today:

  • Bring Photo Ark into your classroom. Photo Ark education resources help teach students about the importance of protecting species and empower them to help. Learn more.
  • Be pollinator-friendly. You can help save butterflies, bees, birds, and other pollinators by planting local plants and milkweed in your garden at home and encouraging your neighborhood to do the same.
  • Explore volunteer opportunities with local wildlife rehabilitation centers in your community.
  • Learn as much as you can about your favorite animal so that you can form an educated opinion about the issues, and brainstorm how we can all coexist. Learn more.
Picture of monarch butterfly at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2364212)

Bring Photo Ark Home


Get the Latest Photo Ark Books

The Photo Ark, a lush book of photography, is filled with beautiful and moving photos of animals both tiny and mammoth accompanied by Joel’s powerful story.

Also available is Animal Ark. The children in your life will love spending time with the amazing animals in this picture book, featuring awe-inspiring close-up images from the Photo Ark project accompanied by playful poetry from Newbery Medal–winning author Kwame Alexander.

For avian enthusiasts, from armchair observers to dedicated life-listers, Birds of the Photo Ark celebrates the beauty of all birds, great and small.

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Follow Photo Ark

Keep up with Photo Ark and Joel Sartore by following the project on Facebook and Instagram.


Photo: citron crested cockatoos at Jurong Bird Park in Singapore; Monarch butterfly photographed at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.