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Even the most ill-informed among us knows that there are a number of animal and bird species in critical danger of going extinct.

There are several hundreds of species, all across the world, whose very survival has been called into question because of the disastrous impact of human activity on their eco-systems and environments.

One of the primary reasons why this is so is climate change. Although it remains a hotly debated topic and one that has drawn several very critical responses, the fact is that it has had a degree of negative impact on the survival probabilities of different animals, birds and insects.

Check out a list of 10 endangered birds, mammals and insects from across the world... and see if you can do anything to protect them

Information: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)