The Next Generation: 20 incredibly cute baby animal photos
What future does the next generation of wildlife face? Around the world, animals born today are confronted by serious threats to their existence: habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching, the illegal wildlife trade, climate change and more.
We’re in the midst of the world’s sixth mass extinction event, the first to be caused by human activity. One million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction, many within the next few decades, from iconic animals, like lions, elephants and cheetahs, to ‘unsung heroes’ and little-known species of cats, birds, insects, frogs and fish, including creatures we don’t even know exist yet.
Change is possible. It’s not too late yet. But the world’s animals need urgent help.
“What a great project the New Big 5 is. I wonder what the final choices will be? There are so many incredible animals in our world, all fascinating in different ways. The animals chosen will reflect the participants’ characters as much as the qualities of the animal themselves.
Any project which brings attention to animals, so many of whom are threatened or endangered, is truly important. I hope this project highlights the need to protect the world’s animals.“Dr Jane Goodall
(Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace)
Carole Deschuymere: caroledeschuymere.com
Ami Vitale: www.amivitale.com
Marina Cano: www.marinacano.com
Nelis Wolmarans: www.neliswolmarans.com
Graeme Green: www.graeme-green.com
Daisy Gilardini: www.daisygilardini.com
Sandesh Kadur: www.sandeshkadur.com
Suzi Eszterhas: www.suzieszterhas.com
Marsel van Oosten: www.squiver.com
Art Wolfe: artwolfe.com
Usha Harish: www.ushaharish.com
Jen Guyton: www.jenguyton.com
Greg du Toit: www.gregdutoit.com
Thomas D Mangelsen: mangelsen.com
Bertie Gregory: www.bertiegregory.com
Gurcharan Roopra: gurcharanroopra.com
Xi Zhinong: wildchina.cn
Anja Denker: www.instagram.com/wild.anjadenker/
Shannon Wild: shannonwild.photoshelter.com
Rodney Nombekana: www.instagram.com/nombekana/