The BBC's Saving Planet Earth series uncovers the plight of the albatross, the Siamese crocodile, the African elephant, the sea turtle, the Ethiopian wolf, the gorilla, the orang-u-tan, the rhino and the tiger in a bid to raise awareness of endangered species around the world.
With the help of celebrities and TV personalities such as Edith Bowman and Graham Norton, Saving Planet Earth will explore what we can do to protect these beautiful creatures and explain how public donations will make a real difference.
Catch Saving Planet Earth at 7pm on BBC 1 every night of the week until July 6th. If you would like to donate to the BBC's Wildlife Fund visit www.bbc.co.uk/savingplanetearth/donate/
If you are eager to follow in their footsteps and play a hands-on role in conservation then Earthwatch urgently need volunteer support.
Just like Jack Osbourne, you could find yourself in Namibia - one of the world's most spectacular and stark landscapes - documenting the movements of desert elephants. Your hard work will help us to find out how many elephants live in the area and how they can be managed to avoid conflicts with humans.
The Apprentice's Saira Kahn visited Sri Lanka for Saving Planet Earth to report on the sea turtle's grave situation. Six of the world's seven marine turtles are now endangered and every year it is estimated that 150,000 marine turtles drown in trawler nets or are caught on fish hooks. Earthwatch has turtle conservation projects in Costa Rica, Trinidad and the US Virgin Islands that depend on volunteer support.
Earthwatch volunteers and field staff patrol the nesting beaches every night of the season so that nests below the high water mark can be relocated to a safe hatchery and all leatherback females can be tagged with a satellite microchip. The results make it all worth while - in the US Virgin Islands nesting leatherback turtles have increased ten-fold - a direct result of long term beach conservation.
There are over 130 Earthwatch volunteer expeditions around the world where your efforts really count. Places are still available over the summer, for more information contact the team on + 44 1865 318838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.