Sometimes, when things seem overwhelming we need a reminder that our hard work is paying off!

This is particularly true for our conservation efforts across the globe. Saving and preserving species can feel like an uphill battle, so let’s celebrate some of the good news that has come from all that work!

While there is still a lot to be done to conserve species that are threatened and close to extinction, success stories are possible!

Today, we turn you to one of our favorite YouTube channels, SciShow, to share with you the stories of seven species saved from extinction.

Via: SciShowr 1

There’s Still Work to Do!

Stories of success are an important reminder of what is possible when grassroots organizing, government regulation, and hard work combine.

There is still a lot of work to be done to prevent further species loss, and ensure that threatened ecosystems are or remain protected.

Whether or not we choose to believe it, humans have had an indelible impact on this planet and the species we share it with. And, despite what previous generations have done we can work to reverse the impact they have had, and secure a more sustainable future.

We can be more careful about the products we buy. We can be more conscientious about the things we consume. We can volunteer. We can organize. We can make our voices heard to governments and corporations.

We are all empowered every day to do make decisions each day that will benefit our collective future, and that is why it’s still an amazing world.

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!


Read more amazing stories of success!

Looking for more reasons to celebrate conservation efforts? Check out our Conservation & Sustainability Category where you will find all the remarkable people, projects, and organizations we have featured!


  1. “7 Species That Were Saved From Extinction.” YouTube. SciShow, 04 Dec. 2016. Web. 14 Feb. 2017. <>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV