The world is going through a series of transformations these days and it is being accentuated by Climate Change. One of the major problems caused by this ever changing environment is the diversity of our ecosystem. A large number of species are disappearing every day, contributing to a shrinking diversity which can lead to an extinction event. About 41,000 species are in danger of going extinct according to the IUCN Red List of Threatemed Species (link to the List is shown at the bottom of this page).
This page was created to raise awareness of the dangers of losing this diversity and the problems we all will face in case an extinction event really occurs.
We all can help! Your task, no matter how large or small, will go a long way towards keeping the diversity of species in out planet! We need your help! The alternative is extinction!
The video below launches our Extinction Call to Action challenge:
For this challenge, we ask you to choose a species that is in danger of extinction and make something to raise awareness of the dangers this species is facing. It can be a simple drawing, a post in social media, a video about that species, an event on that species. Any task that you do is already a huge help for that species and for the wellbeing of our environment. Click on any of the posters or videos below to see some sample initiatives and tasks:
Having chosen your species, I encourage you to create any task that will raise awareness about that species. It does not have to be anything complicated. Any simple task towards a species will make a big difference in the protection of our environment. We encourage you to share your knowledge, experiences and work done towards that species. For that purpose, we have created a Facebook Group called Extinction Call to Action. Click on the logo below to join the group and make your voice heard louder.
Together, we can make a difference!
Having difficulties finding a species in danger of extinction? No problem. Click on the IUNC Red List Logo below to search among the 41,000 species that are threatened with extinction.
Established in 1964, The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species.
The IUCN Red List is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity. Far more than a list of species and their status, it is a powerful tool to inform and catalyze action for biodiversity conservation and policy change, critical to protecting the natural resources we need to survive. It provides information about range, population size, habitat and ecology, use and/or trade, threats, and conservation actions that will help inform necessary conservation decisions.