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Help Build the Photo Ark

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.



In Your Home

Consider changing your daily habits to preserve natural resources—overuse can negatively impact wildlife. Avoid single-use plastics, eat less meat and educate your friends and family about the importance of protecting the planet.





In Your Backyard

Look for alternatives to putting chemicals on your lawn, which poison the soil, air, and water. Dedicate your home and/or office landscaping to native plants in order to save pollinating insects, which play a crucial role in producing fruits and vegetables. 


In Your Community

Learn about species that are native to where you live and help them thrive by preserving and restoring their habitats. Explore local green spaces and consider volunteer opportunities with wildlife rehabilitation efforts in your community.  




Get the book

Vanishing is filled with Sartore’s stunning photos of 287 of the world’s most vulnerable species. 


Follow Photo Ark

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


All photographs by Joel Sartore