Whether it’s the world’s biggest fish (the whale shark) or smaller species like the North American sea snail and elkhorn coral, our ocean species are in peril.
They are threatened by over-fishing, illegal trafficking, tourism, climate change, disease and pollution. These threats are diverse, manmade and largely preventable. Oceans are sensitive and complex ecosystems where one disruption to the food chain can trigger a crisis affecting other species.
This interactive multimedia map shows species that are in urgent need of help if they are to avoid extinction.
Please click here to see the map in a separate window.