Wildlife face many threats around the world, from poaching to habitat loss. Global climate change also threatens to destabilize already stressed ecosystems.
This infographic takes a quick look at some of the biggest threats, as well as some of the better known species under assault.
Unfortunately, for every charismatic animal listed — polar bears, penguins, rhinos, etc. — there are scores of lesser known animals (and don’t forget plants!), from alligator snapping turtles to suckermouth catfish.