Habitat destruction, climate change and other human-led activities are pushing our world’s natural spaces and the species that live there to the brink of collapse. Currently, on the IUCN red list more than 41,000 species have been assessed to be under threat of extinction according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Our world’s most vulnerable places and wildlife will continue to suffer unless we act now to address the climate and nature crisis.10 of the world's most endangered animals
In 2015, residents of Cape Town were days away from having their taps run dry following severe drought in South Africa. The city is predicted to be at risk of running out of water by 2030 and it is not the only area at risk.
Extreme bushfires, floods and a lack of habitat due to excessive tree-clearing, have all led to the koala population plummeting in Australia. On the country's east coast, the koala is now listed as endangered.
Pollution, development projects and hunting have led to a decline of river dolphins. Millions of people rely on rivers for water and food and the river dolphin plays a critical role by helping to keep rivers in balance.
European mink were once widespread along streams and rivers but today they are disappearing. Habitat loss, over-hunting and competition from invasive species have led to their severe decline.