Joel Sartore Selected as 2016 Southeast Regional Recovery Champion

Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service honors a select group of individuals who have dedicated their lives to the awareness and recovery of endangered species. Joel Sartore, creator of the Photo Ark, a groundbreaking effort to document species before they disappear, has been selected as one of 2016’s Southeast Regional Recovery Champions.

Joel Sartore’s many initiatives to promote public awareness for endangered species make him a 2016 Recovery Champion. As a photographer for National Geographic magazine for over 25 years, his project to document the world’s biodiversity, the Photo Ark, is the only national attention many species on the brink of extinction will ever get and brings awareness to wildlife crises around the world and in our backyards. This momentous project, currently telling the stories of over 6,500 imperiled species from around the world, now includes four books, TEDtalks, and a social media following of nearly 1 million people.

His passion for conservation is contagious, as he speaks to audiences around the world, and shares his views with CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s Weekend Edition and Fresh Air, NBC Nightly News, the Today show, and National Geographic’s Explorer. His efforts bring an unprecedented level of public awareness to imperiled species and habitats around the world.

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