How climate change hurts animals
And how YOU can help
This means they are having to travel further than ever before to find water.
This is very difficult for older members of elephant families.
More frequent dry periods are making life harder for African elephants - which are already under threat from poachers
Global warming is causing droughts and fires its native forests of Indonesia
The forests are also being cut down to make wood and paper and to create farmland
There are as few as 3,200 wild tigers left.
People poach tigers and cut down their trees for the sale of firewood.
Some of the largest areas where tigers still live are the mangrove forests on the coasts of India. Rising sea levels caused by global warming cause these swamps to vanish altogether.
Because global warming is making Arctic sea ice melt, they could dissappear in the wild, as the need ice as a floating platform to catch seals - their main prey - from.
Each bear travels hundreds - or even thousands - of miles in search of food.
Polar bears have a thick coat of fur, and their heavy frame means they are not designed for long durations of swimming. They therefore rely on ice floats to give them a rest.
Global warming also could mean there is less bamboo for the pandas to eat.
The panda’s forest home in the mountains of China is threatened by growing numbers of people and buildings.
What can you do to help?
We can help to protect the animals affected by climate change, by protecting and preserving their habitats. This means:
- Turning devices off
- Walk or ride your bike when possible
- Use reusable grocery bags
- Recycle everything you can
- Drink tap water
- Conserving water
- Use fewer containers
- Help spread the word to others
Sea turtles can live for 100 years. They lay their eggs on Brazilian beaches, many of which could be swamped by rising sea levels.
Climate change also affects how baby turtles develop inside the egg - warmer temperatures mean that more becomes females than males. So, in the future there could not be enough males to breed with all the females.