The Earth is currently facing an extinction crisis.
Destruction of habitat, unlimited hunting, industrial agriculture - humans are driving numerous species extinct. Browse an automatic compilation of content on the topic below.
The Congo Basin is home to the second-largest equatorial rainforest after the Amazon. A vital carbon sink, it also supports endangered wildlife like gorillas and forest elephants — as well as 75 million people, who rely on it for survival. But illegal logging is putting this natural wonder at risk.
Civil war, deforestation, disease and poaching nearly drove mountain gorillas at Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park to extinction, and humans remain their biggest threat. But thanks to conservation efforts and ecotourism, numbers of the gentle giants are increasing again.
If you've never heard of the great bustard, it's probably that there's no room for them where you live. The large bird is under threat. United Nations expert Tilman Schneider explains why, and what we can do about it.