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Despite the hardships it faces, nature is remarkably resilient when given the chance, offering us encouraging stories of survival. Here are our favorites.

The challenges facing the natural world are critical. Human pressures — which have altered 75% of Earth’s land, impacted 66% of oceans, and contributed to an extinction rate 1,000-10,000 times higher than that of the natural rate — have resulted in a world now facing a looming tipping point and the possibility of a sixth mass extinction.

Saving the future of Earth’s species may appear to be an unsurmountable challenge. But even the smallest of efforts can have profound and lasting impacts. In honor of NATIONAL THREATENED SPECIES DAY, here are just a few instances of nature’s resilience and hope for a better future for our planet:

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