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Heller's blazingstar (Liatris helleri). NatureServe Global Status: Imperiled (G2). Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

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Redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus). NatureServe Global Status: Secure (G5). Photo by Ben Lowe.

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NatureServe Network Van Tour

The pandemic has forced all of us to seek new ways to connect with one another. Now, more than ever, we’re looking to tell stories that bring us together. The NatureServe Network Van Tour is an expedition that creatively highlights how we use that information to sustain biodiversity through technology, collaborative science, and local expertise.

Check out the StoryMap blog for updates on Sean's journey, and follow NatureServe on social media to get real-time updates from the road!

A new study led by NatureServe and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research found that only 5% of distinct ecosystem types in the Tropical Andes, the most biodiverse place on Earth, are adequately protected. The report also finds that 31% of ecosystem types could count toward 30 by 30 goals if Key Biodiversity Areas in the region are protected.
Podcast
In this month's episode of Conservation Conversations, Sean speaks with Justin Cummings, the founding director of the UCSC Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program and former mayor of the City of Santa Cruz. Justin shares how he united his background in science and policy role to create positive change for his home, and how citizens of any background can get involved in conservation.
Annual Report
2021 was a year of new beginnings for NatureServe, from a new logo, to a strategic plan for the next four years, to the start of an expedition across the NatureServe Network. NatureServe's 2021 Annual Report is available online now, plus explore our map of at-risk species in the US and Canada.
Conservation efforts for other animals have likely helped protect many reptile species, according to a new study led by NatureServe, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Conservation International. The study, published in the journal Nature, presents an analysis of the first comprehensive extinction risk assessment for reptiles on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, which found that at least 21% of all reptile species globally are threatened with extinction. 

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Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora)

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Oak - Beech / Heath Forest. Photo by Sam Sheline, NatureServe.
Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora). NatureServe Global Status: Vulnerable (G3). Photo by M.E. Sanseverino.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). NatureServe Global Status: Secure (G5). Photo by Diana Robinson.

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