10 startling images of nature in crisis — and the struggle to save it
A visual tour of unfolding threats and desperate attempts to reverse species' declines.
Global statistics on declining biodiversity can give the impression that every population of every species is in a downward spiral. In fact, many populations are stable or growing, while a small number of species faces truly existential challenges. These photos capture some specific crises. They are images of threats unfolding, of desperate attempts at species defence and of the beautiful living world that is at stake.