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Fish species, like sturgeon, are facing severe rates of decline — what else to know and how to help.

This NATIONAL THREATENED SPECIES DAY, we are shedding light on the incredible, albeit at risk, species that populate our planet’s fresh waterways.

While there are distinctions between humans and the wild, one universality binds us all: our dependence on freshwater. But there is only so much of it. Of all the water that exists on the planet, only 3.5% of it is fresh, and 2% of that is locked away in ice caps. In other words, every drop counts.

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