BBC Science Focus

Species Under Threat

Nature is declining at rates unprecedented in human history, with species extinction accelerating at an alarming pace. Direct exploitation, climate change, pollution and invasive alien species are all contributing factors, with dozens of species being lost each day. But which species are most at risk, and what does it mean to be critically endangered?

BBC Science Focus commissioned Set Reset to create a printed data-visualisation showing data from the IUCN Red List, the world’s most in-depth inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. The visualisation provides an overview of the natural world, illustrating vulnerable, endangered and extinct species, as well as the many that are not currently evaluated.

Data visualisation for BBC ScienceFocus magazine charting endangered species.

Printed in BBC Science Focus magazine March 2019