Endangered Species

Endangered Mammals

The baiji, or Yangtze River dolphin, is a cetacean whose home is the Yangtze River in China. The last sighting of the baiji species was in 2002 and it is listed as critically endangered and possibly extinct.

More Images: Baiji photos

The Western Gorilla has suffered a population decline of 60% from the 1980’s due to outbreaks of Ebola and hunting. The Western Gorilla’s conservation status was uplisted from Endangered to Critically Endangered in 2007.

More Images: Western Gorilla photos

Links

The IUCN Red List – The list of endangered species as determined by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

C I T E S – Site for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

Endangered & Threatened Species @ eNature.com – List of endangered and threatened species in the continental United States.