There’s constantly a well-deserved buzz around climate change and its impacts. But global conversations on the topic are at their peak right now, thanks to the Paris Climate Summit that runs until Dec. 11.

A stressed and deteriorating climate is already impacting you, even if you don’t realize the affects. Not only that, but climate change is impacting some of nature’s most prized possessions — animals that are cute, cuddly and in crisis.

Many of these creatures are already in danger, dealing with human influences like poaching and habitat loss through deforestation. But climate changes, also caused by human influences, are proving to be exceedingly detrimental to some animal populations. Here are 12 of the most threatened species — and what you can do to help them. Read more…

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