Endangered Species

Endangered Species is an art project that moved through San Francisco on public transit. Images of animals make the connection that habitats (homes and cities for people, wetlands, woods, and meadows for animals) need protection, attention, and care. Public transportation is an endangered species too, but it is also an agent of conservation and an expression of community. Developed by artist Todd Gilens, Endangered Speciestook place January 2011 to April 2012 on four San Francisco MUNI buses. Did you see them?
Photos or video tagged with EndangerBus on Flickr

Bay Nature

Bay Nature Institute helps connect people to the natural world of the Bay Area. We publish a magazine, produce short videos for public TV and the web, host regular guided hikes, and maintain an extensive online calendar and directory of parks and nature organizations.

Muni Diaries

Public transit is an ever-changing, unique kind of social space. Muni Diaries is a place to share and read rider tales about life on public transit in San Francisco. Muni Diaries is all about life on Muni, be it public transit issues or the random, sometimes poignant, and other times odd and funny encounters that happen on Muni.

Nature in the City

NITC works to support and restore San Francisco biodiversity, wildlife habitats, and citizens’ connections to the wildlife around them. We organize conservation advocacy and community-based stewardship projects, and produce printed natural history guides and educational talks and treks.

Greenbelt Alliance

Greenbelt Alliance is dedicated to protecting vital open space and promoting sustainable growth within existing urban areas in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Through advocacy, education and public policy development, Greenbelt Alliance works with diverse coalitions to create a better Bay Area for all.

Urban Habitat

Urban Habitat builds power in low-income communities and communities of color by combining education, advocacy, research and coalition-building to advance environmental, economic, and social justice in the Bay Area. We envision Bay Area communities where land-use planning and public transit connect all people to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.


San Francisco Urban Research and Planning Association (SPUR) is a member-supported nonprofit public-policy think tank, providing independent analysis of urban issues. Working in the areas of community and regional planning, economic development, governance, housing, sustainable development and transportation, SPUR promotes good planning and good government in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Created by Todd Gilens, Endangered Species is a project of Community Initiatives, a San Francisco-based fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) organization. Project funding has been generously provided by the following: San Francisco Arts Commission, Potrero Nuevo Fund of Tides Foundation, Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco Foundation, Adobe Community Foundation, and Christensen Fund. Buses are provided by the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Species photographers are Gary Alt, Todd Gilens, Summer Lindzey, B. Moose Peterson/WRP, John Sullivan, and Thomas Wang.