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In May 2019, a United Nations report predicted 1 million species are bound for extinction. Berkeleyside set out to discover which animals are threatened in our own backyard. In the first of our five-part Edge Of Extinction video series, we meet the western pond turtles. Although these beloved creatures seem to be doing well, appearances can be deceptive. See the other videos in this series.

Featured photo: Jerry Kirkhart/CC

Max is a British shortform video journalist, most interested in the environment, social issues and sports. He currently works for Berkeleyside, both in print and video, for the summer of 2019. He is a...