The lack of public perception of their true plight is why giraffes are facing what legendary conservationist Sir David Attenborough called in 2016 a “silent extinction.”
Status: This species (Buceros rhinoceros) is listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), though the population is thought to be suffering a moderate to rapid decline due to the widespread destruction and degradation of… read more →
Status: This species (Catagonus wagneri) is listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to overhunting and habitat loss caused by cattle ranching and human development. The wild population is estimated to be roughly 3,000… read more →
Have you ever felt the ground move beneath your feet? I don’t mean the regular earthquakes that Southern California experiences, but the soil that we walk on. It is teeming with life, and each square foot hosts billions of residents, wriggling throughout it.