The history of conservation is a story of many victories in a losing war. Having served on the boards of global conservation organizations for more than 30 years, I know very well the sweat, tears and even blood shed by those who dedicate their lives to saving species. Their efforts have led to major achievements, but they have been only partly successful.
"The 8 Million Species We Don’t Know" is from the 3/3/208 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Edward O. Wilson and narrated by Kristi Burns.