Here at the Earth Touch HQ, we hardly need a designated day to raise awareness for the world's wildlife, but considering the United Nations has created one, we're getting behind it. This weekend brings us World Wildlife Day - a UN-backed initiative created to celebrate and raise awareness for the globe’s wild fauna and flora. The theme for 2018 is "Big cats: Predators under threat" and to celebrate we've created a collection of Top Trumps-inspired graphics featuring some of the world's most charismatic cats (scroll down to check them out).

Big cats, like lions, tigers, jaguars and leopards are among the world's most widely recognised and admired predators, unfortunately charisma is not enough to keep the cats safe from threats like habitat loss, poaching and human-wildlife conflict. The stats don't make for pretty reading: tiger populations have plummeted by 95% over the past 100 years, lions have vanished from over 90 percent of their historic range, and wild cheetah numbers are down to just 7,100 individuals.

"Over the past century we have been losing big cats, the planet’s most majestic predators, at an alarming rate," according to the World Wildlife Day website. March 3 "gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about their plight and to galvanize support for the many global and national actions that are underway to save these iconic species."

Kick off your World Wildlife Day with these big-cat facts: