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National Geographic Photo Ark Featured on 60 Minutes

60 Minutes profiles National Geographic photographer, Fellow, and Founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark Joel Sartore on his quest to help save species at risk by photographing every species currently living in the world's zoos, aquariums, and wildlife sanctuaries. 

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Photo Ark Featured on CBS Sunday Morning  

By saving other species, we will be saving our own, Joel Sartore explains on CBS Sunday Morning. 

With less than 100 individuals left on Earth, Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) are one of the most endangered animals on the planet.

One Man’s Quest to Photograph Every Captive Animal on the Planet  

Joel Sartore discusses Photo Ark on the Weather Channel. 

World Wildlife Day Conservation Heroes

World Wildlife Day Conservation Heroes  

Celebrate World Wildlife Day by Learning about 2 National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellows.

9,000th Species to Join the Photo Ark

9,000th Species to Join the Photo Ark  

The Bandula barb is the 9,000th species to board the National Geographic Photo Ark.

Romeo finds his Juliet

Romeo finds his Juliet  

Romeo, a critically endangered frog thought to be the last of his species, has found his Juliet.


8,000th Species to Join National Geographic Photo Ark

The Pyrenean desman, Galemys pyrenaicus, is the 8,000th species to board the National Geographic Photo Ark.

Meet the 2019 National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Species

Meet the 2019 National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Species  

The National Geographic Society joined with the Zoological Society of London’s EDGE of Existence programme to protect unique species who inhabit Asia.

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Joel Sartore Receives Captain Planet Exemplar Award  

Joel Sartore received the award at the Captain Planet Foundation’s 26th Annual Gala event.

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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.

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