Mammals on the brink of extinction which countries have the most threatened mammal species?
For some species, time on planet Earth is running out. In fact, nearly one-quarter of the world's mammal species are known to be globally threatened or extinct. Human beings are the greatest threat to the survival of endangered species, with habitat loss being the greatest threat globally, affecting over 2,000 mammal species.
Using data from the World Bank, we’ve mapped where in the world mammals are most in need of our help, protection and conservation.
* Threatened species are defined using the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) classification: endangered (in danger of extinction and unlikely to survive if causal factors continue operating) and vulnerable (likely to move into the endangered category in the near future if causal factors continue operating).