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We are grateful to each member group that nominated species for this year’s report. We’re particularly grateful to those who helped shape the top ten stories: Center for Biological Diversity – Chris Nagano, Collette Adkins, Jim Cronin, and Tierra Curry; Cetacean Society International – William Rossitor and David Kaplin; Defenders of Wildlife – Aaron Hall and Leigh Anne Tiffany; Endangered Habitats League – Michael Beck; Natural Resources Defense Council – Matt Skoglund; Turtle Island Restoration Network – Cassie Burdyshaw; Union of Concerned Scientists – Jacob Carter; Western Watersheds Project – Erik Molvar; Wildlands Network – Greg Costello, Kim Crumbo, and Katy Schaffer. Many thanks go out to our staff, particularly Derek Goldman, Rachel Jankowski, and Mitch Merry, for their work on this report. Our board member, Jan Randall, Ph.D., has done another stellar job of organizing our incredibly helpful judges on the Scientific Advisory Committee: Richard Buchholz, PhD, Gregory S. Butcher, PhD, Sylvia Fallon, PhD, Malcolm Hunter, PhD, David Inouye, PhD, Gary A. Krupnick, PhD, Thomas E. Lovejoy, PhD, Terry L. Root, PhD, and Brian Silliman, PhD. We’re thankful for Kimberly Sutherland for crafting the species profiles and Orith Kolodny for her moving design.