Going, going, gone

One third of known species are under threat - do they have more than a future on film? We've unearthed footage of some remarkable animals, plants and habitats that are facing an imminent threat to their survival. The unique selling point of our planet is life. From the deepest trenches of the Pacific Ocean to Africa’s inhospitable deserts, it has demonstrated a knack for hanging on in there. However, the challenges for many species now seem to be too great. Watch, before they fade out.

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Animals in this collection

  • Adonis blue butterfly in flight Adonis blue

    Adonis blue males are eye-catching, electric-blue butterflies, though the females are a...

  • African wild dog resting on the ground African wild dog

    African wild dogs form packs of up to 40 members, each with a dominant breeding pair,...

  • Black-browed albatross sitting on its nest Black-browed albatross

    Black-browed albatrosses are particularly vulnerable to fishing, both by long-line and...

  • Profile of a black rhinoceros Black rhinoceros

    Black rhinoceroses are about the same height at the shoulder as African buffalos.

  • Blue Whale swimming Blue whale

    Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived - bigger even than the largest of...

  • A Bornean orangutan Bornean orangutan

    Bornean orangutans live high in the tropical canopy of Borneo's forests, where they...

  • Profile of a sitting simien jackal Ethiopian wolf

    Ethiopian wolves number fewer than 500 in the wild, and have the unfortunate title of...

  • Water vole sniffing the air (c) Robert North European water vole

    Water voles are widespread around Europe, living in the banks of slow moving rivers,...

  • Male Indian gharial in water with mouth wide open Gharial

    Gharials are once again on the verge of extinction in the wild.

  • Giant panda eating bamboo Giant panda

    The giant panda is a rare, endangered and elusive

  • Harbour porpoise in the Irish sea Harbour porpoise

    Harbour porpoises are the smallest and most common cetaceans in European waters.

  • A dormouse in Autumn Dormouse

    Common dormice may spend up to three quarters of their life asleep.

  • A young koala sitting in a tree Koala

    Koalas are nocturnal marsupials famous for spending most of their lives asleep in trees.

  • Close-up of a sitting Amur leopard Leopard

    Its muscular yet graceful stealth makes the leopard a prize sighting on safari, but it's...

  • Male saiga antelope walking on snow Saiga

    Saigas are weird looking antelopes, equipped with a large, proboscis-like nose that is...

  • Siamese crocodile resting its head Siamese crocodile

    Siamese crocodiles are one of the most endangered crocodile species in the wild.

  • A group of young seahorses Seahorses and pipefish

    Seahorses, pipefish and seadragons fall under the family Syngnathidae.

  • A Siberian tiger amongst green foliage Tiger

    The magnificent tiger, largest of the big cats, is a heavily muscled, powerful predator...

  • Green sea turtle hatchlings floating on water Turtles, terrapins and tortoises

    Turtles, terrapins and tortoises are all in one order, called the Testudines.

  • Male gorilla sitting amongst Congo sedge nutgrass Western gorilla

    Western gorillas are easily distinguishable from their

Plants in this collection

  • A group of dragon's blood trees Dragon's blood tree

    Dragon's blood trees are a distinctive and slow-growing species of dragon tree native to...

  • Close-up of a English elm tree branch English elm

    English elms were once a very common sight in the countryside of Europe, North America...

  • Close-up of a venus flytrap Venus flytrap

    Venus flytraps are carnivorous plants native to a small region of wetlands in the...

Habitats in this collection

  • Life around the roots of red mangrove trees Mangroves

    Mangrove forests grow on tropical coasts with soft soils and are flooded twice daily by...

  • Coral reefs off of Fiji Reefs

    Reefs have existed since at least the Cambrian, although the familiar coral-dominated,...

  • The rainforest of Borneo Rainforest

    Rainforests are the world's powerhouses, the most vital habitats on the planet.