Fighting together for species protection

We find ourselves in the middle of the sixth mass extinction – the greatest loss of species since the death of the dinosaurs. Humans have caused it and only humans can stop it. #6 – Fighting Extinction focuses on the most important topic of this century: The future. Without biodiversity, there isn’t one. Time’s up!

More than 26,000 species

are threatened with extinction

That is more than 27% of all assessed species.*.

Lion

Sub-Saharan Africa, India

Status

Vulnerable

Koala

Australia

Status

Vulnerable

Chimpanzee

Central and Western Africa

Status

Endangered

Waved Albatross

Galapagos/Ecuador, South America

Status

Critically Endangered

Giraffe

Sub-Saharan Africa

Status

Vulnerable

African Elephant

Sub-Saharan Africa

Status

Vulnerable

Fernandina Marine Iguana

Galapagos, Ecuador

Status

Vulnerable

Polar Bear

Arctic Region

Status

Vulnerable

Hippopotamus

Sub-Saharan Africa

Status

Vulnerable

Blue Whale

Almost all seas

Status

Endangered

Ground Pangolin

Sub-Saharan Africa

Status

Vulnerable

Leopard

Africa, Central and Southern Asia

Status

Vulnerable

Shoebill

Central Africa

Status

Vulnerable

Cape Dwarf Chameleon

South Africa

Status

Vulnerable

Tiger

Asia

Status

Endangered

Mountain Zebra

Southern Africa

Status

Vulnerable

African Penguin

Southern Coast of Africa

Status

Endangered

Red Panda

Himalaya Region, Asia

Status

Endangered

Black Rhino

Sub-Saharan Africa

Status

Critically Endangered

American Manatee

Eastern Coast of North, Middle and South America

Status

Vulnerable

Atlantic Puffin

Northern Atlantic Ocean

Status

Vulnerable

Western Gorilla

Central and Western Africa

Status

Critically Endangered

Cheetah

Africa, Iran

Status

Vulnerable

European Bison

Europe, Western Asia

Status

Vulnerable

Whale Shark

Worldwide, tropical/subtropical waters

Status

Endangered

LC = Least Concern, NT = Near Threatened, VU = Vulnerable, EN = Endangered, CR = Critically Endangered, EW = Extinct in the Wild, EX = Extinct

*IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, 2018

Supporters

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Behavioral Scientist, UN Messenger of Peace

Cristina Mittermeier

Cristina Mittermeier

Wildlife Photographer

Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen

Wildlife Photographer, Biologist

Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke

Bestselling Author

Arun Gandhi

Arun Gandhi

Peacemaker, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

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We’ll keep you posted on #6.

Mission

How far would you go to stop the extinction of species?

To understand the crisis in biodiversity, we travel to extinction’s hotspots and witness aspects, causes, and effects. We’ll speak with visionaries, affected parties, scientists, environmentalists, politicians, children, celebrities, and with YOU. Help propel a movement from which there is no going back:

Changing instead of causing.

Campaign

6 Fighting Extinction Cinema Campaign

Cinema

6 Fighting Extinction New Media Campaign

New Media

6 Fighting Extinction Event Campaign

Events

6 Fighting Extinction Off Air Activities

Off Air Activities

6 Fighting Extinction Education Campaign

Education

6 Fighting Extinction Living Planet Tour

#6 Tour

Supporting the campaign

#6 is a campaign by the Biodiversity Foundation. Would you like to help our campaign with your donation?

BIODIVERSITY FOUNDATION

IBAN: DE38 2005 0550 1002 2890 96

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Sums of up to 200 Euro are tax deductible; all you need is a bank receipt. For donations above this amount, we are pleased to issue a receipt for the tax authorities if you supply your name and address as reference.

Thank you very much for your support!

Team

Dirk Steffens

Dirk Steffens

Initiator #6

Jörn Röver

Jörn Röver

Producer

Tina Muffert

Tina Muffert

Head of Campaign

Partners