Top 10 Wild Animals Disappearing Faster Than We're Saving Them
Forests cover 30 percent of the planet’s land surface. They filter air and water, absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and harbor upwards of 80 percent of global biodiversity: millions of trees, plants, fungi, and animals—including the 300 million people who live in forests and the 1.6 billion who rely on them for livelihoods and food.
As the world’s woodlands are damaged or destroyed at a rate of more than 50 million square miles a year, many wild species are facing existential threats. Here are 10 animals that deforestation is putting at risk.