Icon, legend and knight (and all-around global treasure) Sir David Attenborough once said “It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for – the whole thing – rather than just one or two stars”. With this nugget of wisdom, we’re celebrating World Endangered Species Day on May 15 by looking at the world around us and appreciating the natural beauty that we live in.

Last year, a report by the UN found that around one million animal and plant species (more than there has ever been in human history), are now facing the prospect of extinction. Some potentially, within decades. These include the Black Rhino, Orangutan, Giant Panda and Blue Whale, as well as groups of corals, flowers, ferns and trees.

The report also outlined that the five biggest threats (in significance of impact order), are changes in the way that the land and ocean are used, direction…

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