The Wyoming toad is one of the most endangered amphibians in the US. Amphibians absorb pollution through their skin, and their eggs are sensitive to UV rays, which are in higher concentration due to a thinning ozone layer.



The San Diego coast horned lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum), not yet listed, but a species of special concern, in El Segundo, California.



The endangered Key Largo cotton mouse in the hands of a researcher in Key Largo, Florida.

Photo: Julie Jensen Director of Marketing | WVC O: 866.800.7326 | D: 702.443.9249 | E:

Speaking Engagements

Joel is a popular keynote speaker with conservation, corporate, and civic groups.

Hire him to entertain and inspire your audience.

Book Joel To Speak

The Photo Ark

Joel is the founder of the Photo Ark, a groundbreaking effort to document every species in captivity before it’s too late.

Explore the Photo Ark

Visit Our Store

Every purchase goes directly to support our mission: getting the public to care and helping to save species from extinction.

Help Us Build the Ark