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The passenger pigeon was once among the most abundant birds on the planet, sometimes flying in flocks so vast they reportedly darkened the skies. Likewise, tens of millions of North American bison once thundered across the American Great Plains. As the United States emerged as a major global economy in the late 1800’s, both species experienced catastrophic losses due to overhunting. Yet when they arrived at a conservation crossroads, facing extinction or survival, they traveled two very different paths.
Ever heard of the Macaya breast-spot frog? Didn’t think so. It’s one of many obscure organisms that made the hundred most threatened species list, which was announced today at the World Conservation Congress.
Come along as I hike the remnants of a recent volcanic explosion, learn about Jeju’s women divers at a folk museum, and look for giant eels at a waterfall.
Not only is the World Conservation Congress tackling environmental issues, it’s striving to be environmental itself.
As neither animal nor plant, the fungus is often the odd organism out—but a new initiative hopes to bring attention to fungi under threat.
Conservationists working to save forests and species on the ground are looking to the sky, thanks to mapping tools and satellites that capture Earth like never before. With video.
The IUCN World Conservation Congress offers a taste of Korean culture while on the job.