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An ivory-billed woodpecker on display at the California Academy of Sciences. The U.S. government is preparing to declare them extinct. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

The ‘Lord God Bird’ might be extinct, but the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker isn’t over yet

It’s been 80 years since the last undisputed sighting of the striking black-and-white bird. The U.S. government believes the ivory-billed woodpecker is extinct — but many will keep searching for it.
Spotted tree frog. Michael Williams/Its A Wildlife Photography

We name the 26 Australian frogs at greatest risk of extinction by 2040 — and how to save them

We’ve identified three frog species very likely to already be extinct. Another four species on our list are still surviving, but not likely to make it to 2040 without help.
The bulloak jewel (Hypochrysops piceatus) Michael Braby

Next time you see a butterfly, treasure the memory: scientists raise alarm on these 26 species

There’s still a very good chance of recovery for most of these species, but only with new targeted conservation effort.

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