Humans are the main reason so many species are struggling. People are
cutting down forests where animals live. They’re also releasing
pollution that warms the planet. This changes many habitats, which makes
it more difficult for the plants and animals that live there to
Sartore hopes that governments will pass more laws to protect endangered species. But you can make a difference too. By recycling and using less energy, you can help reduce pollution and keep habitats from being destroyed.
Since 2006, Sartore has photographed more than 8,000 species. He thinks it will take him at least 10 years to photograph the rest. But he’s determined to keep going. “I hope people are moved to learn about the animals they most connect to,” he says. “Only then will they take action to save them.”