As part of the IUCN's celebration of International Year of Biodiversity, each day of this year, a species will be highlighted with information on the threats it faces.
It starts with some better known species, but will move on to cover plants, fungi, invertebrates and more. Both charismatic and obscure species will be featured, providing an insight into the astonishing level of biodiversity that exists.
You can add the 'Species of the Day' widget to your blog or website (here's the code), or follow the IUCN twitter http://twitter.com/speciesoftheday.
Check out past featured species on their archives page.