What animals in the UK are endangered? What's their endangerment status? Let's find out.


The United Kingdom is home to a diverse array of wildlife, from majestic birds to elusive mammals. Unfortunately, many of these species are facing the threat of extinction. According to previous assessments from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), several animals in the UK are classified as endangered or critically endangered. Today, we talk about some of the UK's most endangered animals and their threats.

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scottish wildcat

The Scottish Wildcat, a subspecies of the wildcat, is critically endangered. Habitat loss, hybridization with domestic cats, and persecution have taken a toll on its population. Efforts are being made to protect its remaining habitats and implement conservation strategies to ensure its survival.

greater mouse-eared bat

The Greater Mouse-eared Bat is a fascinating creature that plays a vital role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems. Unfortunately, it is critically endangered in the UK. Habitat loss and disturbances, coupled with declines in insect populations, have contributed to its decline. Conservationists are working tirelessly to preserve its habitats and raise awareness about the importance of bat conservation.

Unfortunately, almost a third of the UK's bat species are at risk of extinction. Luckily, at Bare Kind, our bamboo Bat socks donate 10% of profits to the Bat Conservation Trust, one of our UK-based charities. The profits we donated to BCT helped fund educational resources to 25 Helpline Officers. 

black grouse

The Black Grouse, with its striking plumage and unique mating rituals, is considered vulnerable. It is a large game bird, which is part of the grouse family and is a sedentary species. The Black Grouse species faces challenges due to habitat loss and degradation, especially the decline of heather moorlands. Conservation efforts involve habitat restoration, creating suitable breeding sites, and reducing disturbance in their habitats.


The haunting call of the Curlew is a familiar sound in the wetlands and coastal areas of the UK. However, this wading bird is classified as near threatened. Agricultural intensification, habitat loss, and predation have contributed to its declining population. Conservation initiatives aim to protect and restore its habitats, implement sustainable land management practices, and raise awareness about its conservation needs.

Freshwater Pearl Mussel

The Freshwater Pearl Mussel, an ancient and ecologically important species, is critically endangered. Pollution, habitat degradation, and overharvesting have severely impacted its population. Conservation efforts focus on improving water quality, implementing protective measures, and raising public awareness about the mussel's ecological significance.

protecting uk animals

The conservation of endangered animals in the UK - and anywhere for that matter - is crucial to preserving that country's biodiversity and maintaining healthy ecosystems. This serves the planet and helps it nourish and sustain itself. But we need all the help we can get to save endangered animals around the world. As Bare Kind grows, we're going to bring to the world more and more animal socks made from bamboo that save those animals. 

Efforts to protect these remarkable creatures involve habitat restoration, sustainable land management, and public awareness campaigns. By supporting conservation organisations, advocating for responsible environmental practices, and learning about these endangered species, we can all contribute to their survival. Together, we can make a difference and ensure a future where these precious animals thrive in the UK's natural landscapes.

For now, you can explore our UK bamboo sock range that saves endangered UK animals.


At Bare Kind, we're committed to saving endangered animals. Our bamboo socks are made with the highest quality bamboo fibre and are made to last, so that they're incredibly comfy for you. 10% of profits on every pair are donated to a charity that saves the animal on that socks. This is what we do. And we want to do it with you. Let's be the change together, and save endangered animals.