One quarter of all mammal species on earth are now under threat. Once common species are now highly endangered including the elephant, tiger, rhino, painted dog and snow leopard.
The continuing pressure of expanding human populations means that habitat is lost or stripped of vital resources that help support a species, forcing the animals into smaller and smaller spaces or into increased contact with people - often with tragic consequences. In addition, the insatiable apetite of Far Eastern markets for ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts means that the illegal trade continues to thrive.
Our Endangered Animal fact sheets give you more information about the life of some of the most iconic and threatened mammals on the planet.
There is also species information on each of our project pages - click here