As our modern society gets more resource-intensive, natural spaces are shrinking and wildlife numbers are declining. Our 2022 Living Planet Report shows global wildlife populations have plummeted by 69% on average since 1970. While there have been amazing and inspirational wildlife successes and stories in the past, many animals are still endangered mostly due to unsustainable human-led activities. Currently, on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list, more than 41,000 species have been assessed to be under threat of extinction. And below we’ve listed 10 of the world’s most endangered animals in the wild:
Our work with wildlife
We are addressing our planet's biggest threats by understanding, promoting, and protecting wild habitats and our unique wildlife. With your help, tiger populations are recovering in Thailand, rhino numbers are increasing in Nepal, and world leaders have pledged to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030. You can help us make a difference too, by supporting our work to create a better future where people and nature can thrive.
Help us help nature
As humans continue to shape the planet, the natural world is declining. But it doesn't have to be this way. With your help, forests can be replanted, oceans can be restored, nature can be preserved, and wildlife can be protected.
If you would like to support our work, adopt an animal today and help make a difference where it really matters.