Giant panda

At first glance, the rescue of the much-beloved giant panda from complete annihilation to a population of over 2,000 seems like great news. China spent many years and resources in restoring its bamboo forests, on which the pandas are entirely dependent for food and habitat.

And yet, despite the 2016 downgrading of this bear species from endangered to threatened, BBC reports that climate change will likely wipe out at least one-third of its newly won living spaces within the next 80 years.

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