For thousands of creatures living on Earth, time is running out. Although our planet’s wildlife and wild places are disappearing at an alarming rate, most threatened species still receive little or no conservation funding. To help save wildlife and sound the alarm for lesser-known species at risk, the National Geographic Society and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have launched a new fellowship collaboration.
In partnership with ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Program, which focuses on the planet’s most unique and endangered species, the new fellowships will support on-the-ground conservation efforts to help save creatures featured in the National Geographic Photo Ark. The Photo Ark is a flagship program of the National Geographic Society founded by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. It aims to document every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.
The Nat Geo Photo Ark EDGE Fellowships will leverage the power of Sartore’s captivating portraits to bring attention to the global extinction crisis. They will also help put effective tools into the hands of conservationists working to turn the tide for species at risk.