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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.
Coprophanaeus lancifer, a large seed-disperser dung beetle in the Amazon. Hannah Griffiths

Counting mammals, birds and dung beetles could be vital for saving the Amazon

We know surprisingly little about the millions of animals, plants and birds that live in the Amazon – here’s how we can understand them better.

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