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Nature's Greatest Comebacks

Species and Habitats Back from the Brink

Bald eagles. Gray whales. The air we breathe. What do they all have in common? They’ve all come back to health before reaching the point of no return. These are what we consider to be 10 of nature’s top “comeback” stories. 

Each comeback has a unique story because, while humans certainly played a role in each decline, they also helped bring them back to where they are today. In fact, these comebacks could have easily ended tragically were it not for the efforts of dedicated individuals and organizations around the world. 

But we still have work to do. That’s why we’ve also identified the NEXT great comeback stories. These are the places, species and landscapes for which the Conservancy is working on restoration efforts and hope could be nominees for the next list of great comeback stories.



Top 10 Comebacks

The NEXT Big Comebacks

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