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Endangered Tattoos: Volunteers Get Inked to Help Save Species [Slide Show]

Mammals, plants, even fungi are emblazoned on humans who fight for their emblem’s survival

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STEPHEN MEDEEMA, NARROW-LEAVED HELLEBORINE

This orchid can grow to 60 centimeters (two feet) tall and support up to 20 white-and-yellow flowers.....[ More ]

KELLY PARISH, TALL THRIFT

Two nature reserves near Ancaster, England, aim to bring this flowering plant back.....[ More ]

CALI LELLIOTT, SAND LIZARD:

This brown lizard is now limited to living on sand dunes along England’s northwestern coast.....[ More ]

STUART BARNS, STRIPED DOLPHIN:

This marine mammal sports blue and white stripes on its flanks, and is a member of a toothless whale family.....[ More ]

SALLY MCGEE, RAMPION BELLFLOWER:

Rapunzel, locked away in a tower in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, was named after this purple plant’s scientific moniker: Campanula rapunculus .....[ More ]

CHRISTOPHER DAVIES, NORFOLK HAWKER DRAGONFLY:

The brown insect has clear wings and a yellow triangle on its abdomen and is found only in a few unpolluted marshes.....[ More ]

VICTORIA TURNBULL, CHAMOMILE:

This plant is a disappearing variety of the type commonly used in herbal tea.....[ More ]

HUW SPANNER, WHITE TAILED EAGLE:

A close cousin of the bald eagle, this raptor lives in Europe and Asia and has a wing span of more than two meters.....[ More ]

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