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Wildlife Nation  >  Episode 26

Join host Jeff Corwin on an epic adventure to help save some of North America’s most imperiled species. Jeff travels to the plains of Montana to save a delicate population of black-footed ferrets, a species once believed to be extinct. Then, Jeff travels to the spectacular coastline of Big Sur, California, to help prepare young condors for their new life in the wild. Then, Jeff travels to Washington State to connect with the endangered pygmy rabbit and works alongside conservationists fighting to protect these amazing animals and the ecosystem where they live.

Black-Footed Ferret in Burrow
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California Condors: It Takes a Village to Save a Species

The story of the California condor is one of hope—and one that demonstrates that it truly takes a village to save a species from disappearing forever. Read more from our California program director on this inspirational American wildlife success story!

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With the Earth facing exceptionally rapid loss of biodiversity, conservation groups have requested increased funding for the threatened and endangered species programs that help conserve, restore, and develop science-based solutions to the global biodiversity crisis.


Burrowing into the Tale of the Black-Footed Ferret

The black-footed ferret was declared extinct in 1979 but thanks a dedicated recovery program, this ferret population has been reintroduced to 29 different locations and have an estimated population of 400 individuals in the wild. Read more about the amazing success story of the black-footed ferret!

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