Wildlife is a source of inspiration for all of us, but they are also essential for balancing nature and our well-being. Nearly two million plant and animal species have been identified on Earth, and millions of others have not yet been discovered. This incredible biodiversity significantly enriches our lives. Yet more than one in three species is threatened with extinction today. Global biodiversity is declining at a rapid pace. Deforestation and overexploitation of the earth, the unsustainable use of natural resources, the introduction of invasive species, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, as well as climate change and pollution, are putting unprecedented pressure on Mother Nature.