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A St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis), a federally endangered rodent, in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development. (US: Endangered)

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Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) at the North Carolina Zoo. (US: Endangered; IUCN: Vulnerable)

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) at the Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Portraits of “Orange”, the last dusky seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus nigriscens). This species went extinct in 1987, after their last habitats in northeast Florida were ruined by man, from the construction of an expressway to mosquito spraying. This bird is kept in a vial of alcohol in the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida.

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Yellowfin madtoms (Noturus flavipinnis) a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered boulder darter (Etheostoma wapiti) at the Conservation Fisheries, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A federally endangered Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) at the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) at the St. Louis Zoo’s Monsanto Insectarium.

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A bus overloads a fragile bridge on the Transpantaniera highway in Brazil.

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Manchado, a Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) at The Wildlife Center in Espanola, New Mexico.

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Two male Attwater’s prairie-chickens fight for dominance and position at The Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Prairie Preserve. Though fights are common, the birds are seldom injured. The strongest males usually end up in the center of the booming ground, displaying and squabbling constantly with other males in case a female flies in to select a mate.

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Ornate horned frog (Ceratophrys ornata) at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Joel Sartore, on assignment for National Geographic Magazine doing a story on the Endangered Species Act.

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Joel Sartore, on assignment for National Geographic Magazine doing a story on the Endangered Species Act.

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Two supervisors at the Federal Reserve in Boston each hold a stack of $100 bills, totaling in one million dollars and 22 pounds.

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Cattle being driven off of BLM land in the fall near Leadore, Idaho.

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An Aymara family (indigenous) in the Chilean high Andes.

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The way west; the Alpine oil field spreads out into the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. This huge expanse of critical wetland has just been opened to drilling by the Bush Administration even though most of the waterfowl in North America use the area as critical nesting grounds.

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Puerto Rican crested toad (Peltophryne lemur) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, and federally threatened)

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Rough-skinned newts rest on a bed of mosses and lichens in the old-growth rainforest of Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada.)

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Critically endangered (IUCN) lemur leaf frogs (Hylomantis lemur), from the Panama, population, at Zoo Atlanta. This male and female frog are in amplexus, a state in which the male latches onto the female prior to egg laying and fertilization.

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A large sage grouse lek of 69 birds in Pinedale, Wyoming. Although this Big Sandy Recreation Area is still intact and pristine, no one can say for how long, as it has been targeted for drilling.

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Restoration architect Mike Rindone on The Sower, a sculpture atop the Nebraska state capitol building in Lincoln. The sculpture and building were restored in 2001.

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A Norhayati’s flying frog (Rhacophorus norhayatii) from a private collection.

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European fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra bernardezi) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Nene geese (Branta sandvicensis) at the Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (IUCN: Vulnerable; US: Endangered)

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A boreal toad (Anaxyrus boreas boreas) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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An endangered golden poison dart frog or terrible poison dart frog (Phyllobates terribilis) at the Rolling Hills zoo.

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A federally endangered, American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) at the Kansas City Zoo.

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A maned wolf takes its own picture by triggering a camera trap’s infra-red beam in Brazil’s Pantanal. The species has developed very long legs which are useful for seeing over the tall grasses in the region.

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A captive wolf at the International Wolf Center near Ely, MN, defends a road-killed deer carcass from the other members of its pack.

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The opening spread for Gray Wolves in the May 1998 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

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Bob Danielson, a member of the Ojibwa tribe, wears a wolf pelt at a Minnesota pow wow.

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Hayley Jolma, is comforted by her mother, Karen Jolma, after they discovered that one of the family’s calves had been killed by wolves in the night. (Western MT)

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Four wolf pelts lie draped over the back of a federal official’s truck near Helena, MT. These wolves once formed a pack that was killed to assuage local ranchers’ fears that they might someday kill cattle.

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