The animals that roam free.
"Charismatic mega-fauna" like lions, but also tiny field mice - wildlife comprises all animals that are not domesticated. From the strange to the beautiful, wild mammals, birds and fish can play important roles in the ecosystem. And humans often depend on wildlife to survive.
Worldwide, 7000 species suffer from wildlife trafficking. One species threatened with extinction is the pangolin — a shy, nocturnal creature found in Africa and parts of Asia. Resembling an armored anteater, pangolins are ruthlessly hunted for their scales, which are highly sought after in countries like China and Vietnam.
220 kilos — that’s how much packaging waste a German citizen produces each year according to the German Environment Ministry. It's more than the European average, which is 167 kilos per person. Increasing amounts of German waste are being exported to Turkey. But Turkey is one of the countries most responsible for polluting the Mediterranean, according to a report from the World Wildlife Fund.