Grasslands are the world's most imperiled ecosystem, but The Nature Conservancy is working to protect them for people and nature. And nature is thriving in many of our grassland preserves around the world. Meet the grassland animals that inhabit this fragile and intricate habitat, and see what we're doing to preserve grasslands for future generations.
The world's largest living land animal grazes the savannas of central Africa.
At one point less than 100 bison ranged free in the United States. Now, the species is rebounding.
The bobolink is one of many grassland birds that make thier home on and in the prairies of North America.
Populations of this tiny butterfly are benefiting from the restoration of habitat in the Midwestern US.
This elusive turtle can be found in wetlands habitats near prairies and dunes.
The name says it all. This insect lives beneath the prairie, using its highly modified front legs to dig.