We can not solve major problems of our planet if we don’t start to show appreciation to the nature, to our environment and it’s members. Large group of animals are becoming small group of animals, just like The Ivory-billed Woodpecker, I bet you haven’t seen it for a while.
Bearded Vulture, there are only about 120 bearded vultures being kept in zoos and breeding centers across Europe, Asia, and the United States.
The Black Spider Monkey has an important role in seed dispersal in tropical forests. The IUCN lists the black-handed and black spider monkeys as Vulnerable.
The Iberian Lynx, Lynx pardinus, is a critically endangered species native to the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe. It is one of the most endangered cat species in the world. According to the conservation group SOS Lynx, if this species died out, it would be one of the few feline extinctions since the Smilodon 10,000 years ago.
Humphead Wrasse was listed as vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1996 and later upgraded to endangered. It is variously banned for export from several countries.
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) is or was one of the largest woodpeckers in the world, at roughly 20 inches in length and 30 inches in wingspan. It was native to the virgin forests of the southeastern United States (along with a separate subspecies native to Cuba). Due to habitat destruction, and to a lesser extent hunting, its numbers have dwindled to the point where it is uncertain whether any remain. The species is listed as critically endangered and possibly extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).[
Amur Leopard, census of the world’s most endangered cat, the Amur or Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), shows that as few as 25 to 34 are left in the wild, renewing fears for the future of the species.
Javan Rhinoceros, the species is now critically endangered, with only two known populations in the wild, and none in zoos. It is possibly the rarest large mammal on earth.
The Greater Bamboo Lemur, which is about the size of a cat, had been thought to be extinct until a survey in 1986 found a few survivors along with a completely new species, the golden bamboo lemur (Hapalemur aureus), and resulted in the development of Madagascar’s Ranomafana National Park.
Nothern Right Whale, the most endangered of all the world’s whale species, the northern right whale (Eubalena glacialis) numbers around 350 individuals that travel the Atlantic coasts of Canada and the US. During the whaling days of the 19th century, the right whale got its name because whalers considered it the “right” whale to kill, as it not only was full of valuable whale oil, but it floated after it was dead, which made it easy to handle and process.
Mountain Gorillas are among the most famous of all endangered animals. These majestic animals live in the tropical mountain forests in central Africa, but they are lately finding it very hard to survive, and a couple of years back they were brought at the brink of extinction.
Leatherback Turtle, they are the longest-living marine species to ever ply the world’s oceans. They survived catastrophic asteroid impacts and outlived the dinosaurs. But the leatherback sea turtle, the largest turtle in the world, is on the brink of extinction, and scientists question whether the animal will survive into the next decade. Over the last 22 years their numbers have declined in excess of 95 percent.
Siberian Tigers are considered to be Critically Endangered. With the Chinese and Korean populations nearly extinct, there are only about approximately 350-400 of these big cats left 10 years ago!
Hawaiian Mons Seal, listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, the Hawaiian monk seal was persecuted in the past for its meat, hide and oil, and its populations continue to decline as a result of human disturbance, low food availability and entanglement in marine debris. The new research, published in the journal Conservation Letters, reports that the Hawaiian monk seal population in Hawaii’s Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is declining by about 4% a year.
The Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the largest salamander in the world, reaching a length of 180 cm (6 ft), although it rarely – if ever – reaches that size today. Endemic to rocky mountain streams and lakes in China, it is considered critically endangered due to habitat loss, pollution, and over-collecting, as it is considered a delicacy and used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Giant Panda is a conservation reliant endangered species. A 2007 report shows 239 pandas living in captivity inside China and another 27 outside the country.