15 years ago, Joel Sartore began his quest to photograph all of Earth’s animal species under human care. The resulting National Geographic’s The Photo Ark project has since inspired thousands of people to protect the world’s most vulnerable animals. Vanishing is the third installment in the series, examining animals that are on the brink of extinction, or in some cases, already extinct in the wild but kept alive in captivity thanks to the work of heroic conservationists.
Joel will discuss how everyone can make a difference, looking at our technology, and the real cost of the cup of coffee you buy everyday. We’ll also take a deep dive into the IUCN red list, which is a critical indicator of the health of our world’s biodiversity.
Joel is a photographer, author, and 30-year contributor to National Geographic magazine, named 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. Through his National Geographic Photo Ark project, he plans to photograph every species of animal under human care, an estimated 12,000. (As of Nov 2018, he has photographed nearly 9,000.