Northern white-cheeked gibbon
Normally found in the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests of Vietnam, Laos, and China, the endangered northern white-cheeked gibbon has nearly disappeared from the wild.
These 50 animals are in peril. Here’s how you can help.
From conserving water to shopping more wisely, here are some simple tips to help save the world’s animals from extinction.
From the migratory monarch butterfly to the Columbian forest-dwelling cotton-top tamarin and the African elephant roaming the savanna, animals around the world are in peril. For those featured in the gallery above, threats like climate change, human development, and pollution are destroying their habitats and making it harder to find food and mates. Poaching and predators put their lives further at risk.
Yet there is still hope—and a role for everyone to play. While the threats these animals face are serious and require coordinated global efforts, even an act as simple as growing a garden or buying shade-grown coffee can make a difference.
The planet’s dwindling supply of fresh water is a significant threat to animals around the