Animal conservation efforts have been underway for decades, and they’re working!
Thanks to the combined efforts of organizations, scientists, governments, zoos, companies and individuals, several important animals have made a comeback in the last few years – some from the brink of extinction – to rejoin and thrive in their natural habitats:
- White Rhinos have returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo after 17 years. EcoWatch
- Wild Bison have returned to Britain for the first time in thousands of years. The Guardian
- China’s Giant Pandas have moved from “Endangered” status to “Vulnerable” as numbers steadily increase. World Wildlife Fund
- The Australian Eastern Barred Bandicoot has recovered enough to no longer be listed as “Threatened.” The Guardian
- Cheetahs are back in India after becoming extinct in the country 70 years ago. PBS
- While these cheetahs are relocated African cats, their introduction aims to boost cheetah numbers worldwide by giving more cheetahs an appropriate area to roam, hunt and breed.