The format of this edited volume offers each of the three communities (natural history museums, botanical gardens, zoological gardens) the opportunity to present their cutting-edge research and communications outreach activities. In addition, this volume explores new synergies among these
communities for enhanced impact on people’s worldviews and new collective actions to address the problems of biodiversity loss and species extinction. This endeavor was undertaken together with members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and includes the critical assessment of potentials and challenges of building “Noah’s Arks” in our times, thus comprising new virtual and practical approaches and engagement of different faith communities.