We share the planet with as many as 13 million different living species. This rich biodiversity provides us with health, wealth, food, fuel and the vital services we depend upon to live. However, biodiversity is in crisis - it is estimated that the current species extinction rate is between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than it would naturally be. We are part of nature and we have the power to protect or destroy it.
What is biodiversity?
Learn more about what is biodiversity and why we need it.
Search for Species
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the most comprehensive, global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant, fungi and animal species.
Visit IUCN Red List website to search for species, donate and learn more.
Save Our Species (SOS) initiative
Conservation works! SOS, a global initiative supports species conservation projects where and when they are most needed.
Visit SOS website