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Report Lists 100 of the Most Endangered Species

Fewer than 200 Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) are still surviving. Photo © Bill Konstant/International Rhino Foundation

A report compiled by 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) has identified 100 of the world’s most threatened species.

The report, a comprehensive listing of endangered animals, plants, and fungi from 48 countries titled Priceless of Worthless? was presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress held from September 6th — 15th, 2012, in Jeju, South Korea.

“If we ignore the question, and fail to take action, we shall be inadvertently accepting the ethical position that human-caused mass extinction is acceptable,” says Dr. Simon Stuart, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission.

Recent extinctions

In June 2012, Lonesome George passed away. He was the world’s last Pinta Island tortoise — the subspecies was literally eaten to death — and with his passing, the Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni is extinct.

Lonesome George, the world’s last Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni passed away in June 2012.

More bad news followed in August. The Japan Times reported that the Japanese river otter, Lutra lutra whiteleyi, was extinct. There had been no sightings since 1979.

The extinction of the Vietnamese Javan rhino, Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus was confirmed in October 2011, along with another rhino subspecies, the Western black rhino, Diceros bicornis longipes.

Lonesome George, the last Japanese river otter, Vietnamese Javan rhino, Western black rhino, and sadly so many others we have lost, have a common story: The demise of these species was entirely man-made — and thus preventable.

We can take action in time to prevent the extinction of the 100 species on this list — but will we?

The entire list

  1. Ploughshare tortoise, Angonoka, Astrochelys yniphora
    Population: 440 — 770 individuals
    Range: 25 — 60km2 in Baly Bay region, northwestern Madagascar
    Threats: Illegal collection for international pet trade
  2. Rio Pescado stubfoot toad, Atelopus balios
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Azuay, Cañar and Guyas provinces, south-western Ecuador
    Threats:
    Chytridiomycosis and habitat destruction due to logging and agricultural expansion
  3. Northern Muriqui, Wooly Spider Monkey, Brachyteles hypoxanthus.
    Population size: < 1,000 individuals
    Range: Atlantic forest, south-eastern Brazil.
    Threats: Habitat loss and fragmentation due to large-scale deforestation and selective logging
  4. Pygmy three-toed sloth, Bradypus pygmaeus
    Population: < 500 individuals
    Range: Approximately 1.3km2 — 1.5km2 on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Panama
    Threats: Habitat loss due to illegal logging of mangrove forests for firewood and construction and hunting of the sloths
  5. Tarzan’s chameleon, Calumma tarzan
    Population: Unknown
    Range: < 10km2 in Anosibe An’Ala region, eastern Madagascar
    Threats: Habitat destruction for agriculture
  6. Seychelles sheath-tailed bat, Coleura seychellensis
    Population: < 100 mature individuals
    Range: Two small caves on Silhouette and Mahé, Seychelles
    Threats: Habitat degradation and predation by invasive species
  7. Jamaican iguana, Jamaican rock iguana, Cyclura collei
    Population: Unknown
    Range: < 10km2 core area in Hellshire Hills, Jamaica
    Threats: Predation by introduced species and habitat destruction
  8. Cayman Islands ghost orchid, Dendrophylax fawcettii
    Population: Unknown
    Range: 6 acres in Ironwood Forest, George Town, Grand Cayman
    Threats: Habitat destruction due to infrastructure development
  9. Wild yam, Dioscorea strydomiana
    Population: 200 individuals
    Range: Oshoek area, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    Threats: Collection for medicinal use
  10. Spoon-billed sandpiper, Eurynorhyncus pygmeus
    Population: < 100 breeding pairs
    Breeds in Russia, migrates along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway to wintering grounds in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
    Threats: Trapping on wintering grounds and land reclamation.
  11. Fewer than 100 breeding pairs of spoonbilled sandpipers (Eurynorhyncus pygmeus) are still surviving.

  12. Liben lark, Heteromirafa sidamoensis
    Population: 90 — 256 individuals
    < 36km2 in the Liben Plains, southern Ethiopia
    Threats: Habitat loss and degradation due to agricultural expansion, overgrazing and fire suppression
  13. Singapore freshwater crab, Johora singaporensis
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and streamlet near Bukit Batok, Singapore
    Threats: Habitat degradation – reduction in water quality and quantity
  14. Edwards’s pheasant, Lophura edwardsi
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, Viet Nam
    Threats: Hunting and habitat loss
  15. Attenborough’s pitcher plant, Nepenthes attenboroughii
    Population:Unknown
    Range: < 1km2 on either side of the summit of Mount Victoria, Palawan, Philippines
    Threats: Poaching
  16. Luristan newt, Neurergus kaiseri
    Population: < 1,000 mature individuals
    Range: < 10km2 area of occupancy in Zagros Mountains, Lorestan, Iran
    Threats: Illegal collection for pet trade
  17. Vaquita, Phocoena sinus
    Population: < 200 individuals and declining
    core area of approximately 2,500km2 in Northern Gulf of California, Mexico
    Threats: Incidental capture in gillnets
  18. Greater bamboo lemur, Prolemur simus
    Population: 100 — 160 individuals
    Range: Southeastern and southcentral rainforests of Madagascar
    Threats: Habitat destruction due to slash-and-burn agriculture, mining and illegal logging
  19. Saola, Pseudoryx nghetinhensis
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Annamite mountains, on the Viet Nam — PDR Laos border
    Threats: Hunting and habitat destruction
  20. Red River giant softshell turtle, Rafetus swinhoei
    Population: 4 individuals
    Range: Hoan Kiem Lake and Dong Mo Lake, Viet Nam, and Suzhou Zoo, China
    Threats: Hunting for consumption and habitat destruction and degradation as a result of wetland destruction and pollution
  21. Javan rhino, Rhinoceros sondaicus
    Population: < 50 individuals
    Range: Ujung Kulon National Park, Java, Indonesia
    Threats: Hunting for traditional medicine and small population size
  22. Cebu frill-wing, Risiocnemis seidenschwarzi
    Population: Unknown
    Range: < 1km2 in a rivulet beside the Kawasan River, Cebu, Philippines
    Threats: Habitat degradation and destruction
  23. Red-finned Blue-eye, Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis
    Population: 2,000 — 4,000 individuals
    Range: Edgbaston Station, central western Queensland, Australia
    Threats: Predation by introduced species
  24. Estuarine pipefish, Sygnathus watermeyeri
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Kariega Estuary to East Kleinemonde Estuary, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
    Threats: Construction of dams altering river flows and flood events into estuaries
  25. Suicide Palm, Dimaka, Tahina spectabilis
    Population: 90 individuals
    Range: Analalava district, north-western Madagascar
    Threats: Habitat loss due to fires, logging and agricultural developments
  26. Bullock’s false toad, Telmatobufo bullocki
    Population: Unknown
    Range: < 500km2, Nahuelbuta, Arauco Province, Chile
    Threats: Habitat destruction as a result of construction of a hydro-electricity scheme
  27. Baishan fir, Abies beshanzuensis
    Population: 5 mature individuals
    Range: Baishanzu Mountain, Zhejiang, China
    Threats: Agricultural expansion and fire
  28. Actinote zikani
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Near Sao Paulo, Atlantic forest, Brazil
    Threats: Habitat degradation due to pressure from human populations
  29. Leaf scaled sea-snake, Aipysurus foliosquama
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Ashmore Reef and Hibernia Reef, Timor Sea
    Threats: Unknown – likely degradation of coral reef habitat
  30. Amani flatwing, Amanipodagrion gilliesi
    Population: < 500 individuals
    Range: < 10km2 area of occupancy, Amani-Sigi Forest, Usamabara Mountains, Tanzania
    Threats: Habitat degradation due to increasing population pressure and water pollution
  31. Araripe manakin, Antilophia bokermanni
    Population: 779 individuals
    Range: 28km2 distribution, Chapado do Araripe, South Ceará, Brazil
    Threats: Habitat destruction due to expansion of agriculture and recreational facilities and water diversion
  32. Antisolabis seychellensis
    Population: Unknown
    Range: 5km2 area of occupancy, Morne Blanc, Mahé island, Seychelles
    Threats: Invasive species and climate change
  33. Aci Göl toothcarp, Aphanius transgrediens
    Population: few hundred pairs
    Range: small springs, south-eastern shore of former Lake Aci, Turkey
    Threats: Competition and predation by Gambusia and road construction
  34. Bulmer’s fruit bat, Aproteles bulmerae
    Population: approximately 150 individuals
    Range: < 10km2 area of occupancy, Luplupwintern Cave, Western Province, Papua New Guinea
    Threats: Hunting and cave disturbance
  35. White bellied heron, Ardea insignis
    Population: 70 — 400 individuals
    Range: 56,300km2 in Bhutan, North East India and Myanmar
    Threats: Habitat destruction and degradation due to hydropower development
  36. Great Indian bustard, Ardeotis nigriceps
    Population: 50 — 249 mature individuals
    Range: 570,000km2 in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashta, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Madhya, India
    Threats: Habitat loss and modification due to agricultural development
  37. Madagascar pochard, Aythya innotata
    Population: approx 20 mature individuals
    Range: 1km2 volcanic lakes north of Bealanana, Madagascar
    Threats: Habitat degradation due to slash-and-burn agriculture, hunting,
    and fishing/introduced fish
  38. Galapagos damsel fish, Azurina eupalma
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Unknown
    Threats: Climate Change – oceanographic changes associated with the 1982 / 1983 El Nino are presumed to be responsible for the apparent disappearance of this species from the Galapagos
  39. Giant yellow croaker, Bahaba taipingensisPopulation: Unknown
    Range: Chinese coast from Yangtze River, China to Hong Kong
    Threats: Over-fishing, primarily due to value of swim-bladder for traditional medicine
  40. Common batagur, Four-toed terrapin, Batagur baska
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Malaysia
    Threats: Illegal export and trade from Indonesia to China
  41. Bazzania bhutanicaPopulation: Unknown
    Range: < 10km2 area of occupancy in Budini and Lafeti Khola, Bhutan
    Threats: Habitat degradation and destruction due to forest clearance, overgrazing and development
  42. Hirola, Beatragus hunteri
    Population: < 1,000 individuals
    Range: South-east Kenya and possibly south-west Somalia
    Threats: Habitat loss and degradation, competition with livestock, poaching
  43. Franklin’s bumblebee, Bombus franklini
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Oregon and California, United States of America
    Threats: Disease from commercially bred bumblebees and habitat destruction and degradation
  44. Callitriche pulchra
    Population: Unknown
    Range: 2m x 1m pool on Gavdos, Greece
    Threats: Exploitation of the species’ habitat by stock, and modification of the pool by local people
  45. Santa Catarina’s guinea pig, Cavia intermedia
    Population: 40 — 60 individuals
    Range: 4ha on Moleques do Sul Island, Santa Catarina, Brazil
    Primary threats: Habitat disturbance and possible hunting; small population effects
  46. Roloway guenon, Cercopithecus roloway
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Cote d’Ivoire
    Threats: Hunting for consumption as bushmeat and habitat loss
  47. Willow blister, Cryptomyces maximus
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
    Threats: Limited availability of habitat
  48. Nelson’s small-eared shrew, Cryptotis nelsoni
    Population: Unknown
    Range: < 100km2 extent of occurance, Volcán San Martín Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico
    Threats: Habitat loss due to logging, cattle grazing, fire and agriculture
  49. Sumatran rhino, Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
    Population: < 200 individuals
    Range: Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, Kalimantan and Sumatra, Indonesia
    Threats: Hunting for traditional medicine
  50. Amsterdam albatross, Diomedea amsterdamensis
    Population: 100 mature individuals
    Range: Breeds on Plateuau des Tourbières, Amsterdam Island, Indian Ocean.
    Threats: Disease and incidental by-catch in long-line fishing operations
  51. Diospyros katendei
    Population: 20 individuals, one population
    Range: Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve, Uganda
    Threats: High pressure from
    communities for agricultural activity, illegal tree felling, habitat degradation due to alluvial gold digging and small population
  52. Dipterocarpus lamellatus
    Population: 12 individuals
    Range: Siangau Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia
    Threats: Habitat loss and degradation due to logging of lowland forest and creation of industrial plantations
  53. Hula painted frog, Discoglossus nigriventer
    Population: Unknown
    < 2km2 in Hula Valley, Israel
    Threats: Predation by birds and range restriction due to habitat destruction
  54. Dombeya mauritania
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Mauritius
    Threats: Habitat degradation and destruction due to encroachment by alien invasive plant species and cannabis cultivation
  55. Elaeocarpus bojeri
    Population: < 10 individuals
    Range: Grand Bassin, Mauritius
    Threats: Habitat degradation
  56. La Hotte glanded frog, Eleutherodactylus glandulifer
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Massif de la Hotte, Haiti
    Threats: Habitat destruction
    due to charcoal production and slash-and-burn agriculture
  57. Macaya breast-spot frog, Eleutherodactylus thorcetes
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Formon and Macaya peaks,Masif de la Hotte, Haiti
    Threats: Habitat destruction due to charcoal production and slash-and-burn agriculture
  58. Chilenito, Eriosyce chilensis
    Population: < 500 individuals
    Range: Pta Molles and Pichidungui, Chile
    Threats: Collection of flowering individuals
  59. Coral tree, Erythrina schliebenii
    Population: < 50 individuals
    Namatimbili-Ngarama Forest, Tanzania
    Threats: Limited habitat and small population size increasing vulnerability to stochastic events
  60. Euphorbia tanaensis
    Population: 4 mature individuals
    Range: Witu Forest Reserve, Kenya
    Threats:Illegal logging and habitat
    degradation due to agricultural expansion and infrastructure development
  61. Ficus katendei
    Population: < 50 mature individuals
    Range: Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve, Ishasha River, Uganda
    Primary threats: Agricultural activity, illegal tree felling and habitat degradation due to alluvial gold digging
  62. Northern bald ibis, Geronticus eremita
    Population size: 200 — 249 mature individuals
    Range: Breeds in Morocco, Turkey and Syria. Syrian population winters in central Ethiopia
    Threats: Habitat degradation and destruction, and hunting
  63. Gigasiphon macrosiphon
    Population: 33 mature individuals
    Range: Kaya Muhaka, Gongoni and Mrima Forest Reserves, Kenya, Amani Nature Reserve, West Kilombero Scarp Forest Reserve, and Kihansi Gorge, Tanzania
    Threats: Timber extraction and habitat degradation due to agricultural encroachment and development, seed predation by wild pigs
  64. Gocea ohridana
    Population: Unknown
    Range: < 10km2 area of occupancy, Lake Ohrid, Macedonia
    Threats: Habitat degradation due
    to increasing pollution levels, off-take of water and sedimentation events
  65. Table mountain ghost frog, Heleophryne rosei
    Population: Unknown
    Range: 9km2, Table Mountain, Western Cape Province, South Africa
    Threats: Habitat degradation due to invasive plants and water abstraction
  66. Hemicycla paeteliana
    Population: Unknown
    Range: 8km2 area of occupancy, Jandia peninsula, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
    Threats: Habitat destruction due to overgrazing and trampling by goats and tourists
  67. Hibiscadelphus woodii
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Kalalau Valley, Hawaii
    Threats: Habitat degradation due to feral ungulates and invasive introduced plant species
  68. Sakhalin taimen, Hucho perryi
    Population: Unknown
    Range: 233,498km2 area of occupancy,Russian far east and northern Japan
    Primary threats: Overfishing (sport fishing and commercial bycatch) and habitat loss from damming, agriculture and other land use practices
  69. Belin vetchling, Lathyrus belinensis
    Population: < 1,000
    Range: < 2km2, outskirts of Belin village, Antalya, Turkey
    Threats: Habitat destruction due to urbanisation, over-grazing, conifer planting and road widening
  70. Archey’s frog, Leiopelma archeyi
    Population size: Unknown
    Range: Coromandel peninsula and Whareorino Forest, New Zealand
    Threats: Chytridiomycosis and predation by invasive species
  71. Dusky gopher frog, Lithobates sevosus
    Population: 60 — 100 individuals
    Range: < 10km2 area of occupancy in Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
    Primary threats: Fungal disease and habitat limitation due to climate change and land-use changes
  72. Magnolia wolfii
    Population: < 5 individuals
    Range: Risaralda, Columbia
    Primary threats: Isolation of species and low regeneration rates
  73. Margaritifera marocana
    Population: < 250 individuals
    Range: Oued Denna, Oued Abid and Oued Beth, Morocco
    Threats: Habitat degradation and disturbance due to pollution and development
  74. Moominia willii
    Population: <500 individuals
    Range: 0.02km2 area of occupancy on Silhouette Island, Seychelles
    Threats: Invasive species and climate change
  75. Cuban greater funnel eared bat, Natalus primus
    Population: < 100 individuals
    Range: Cueva La Barca, Isle of Pines, Cuba
    Threats: Habitat loss and human disturbance
  76. Hainan gibbon, Nomascus hainanus
    Population: < 20 individuals
    Range: 10km2 area of occupancy on Hainan Island, China
    Threats: Hunting
  77. Mulanje red damsel, Oreocnemis phoenix
    Population size: Unknown
    Range: < 10km2 area of occupancy, Mulanje Plateau, Malawi
    Threats: Habitat destruction and degradation due to drainage, agricultural expansion and exploitation of forest
  78. Pangasid catfish, Pangasius sanitwongsei
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Chao Phraya and Mekong basins in Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Thailand
    and Viet Nam
    Threats: Overfishing and collection for aquarium trade
  79. Parides burchellanus
    Population: < 100 individuals
    Range: Cerrado, Brazil
    Threats: Habitat degradation due to pressure from human populations and range restriction
  80. Picea neoveitchii
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Qinling Range, China
    Threats: Forest destruction
  81. Qiaojia pine, Pinus squamata
    Population: < 25 mature individuals
    Range: Qiaojia, Yunnan, China
    Threats: Limited distribution and small population size
  82. Gooty tarantula, metallic tarantula, peacock parachute spider, peacock tarantula, Salepurgu, Poecilotheria metallica
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Nandyal and Giddalur, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Threats: Habitat loss and degradation as a result of deforestation, firewood collection and civil unrest
  83. India’s Poecilotheria metallica is faced with habitat loss as a result of deforestation, firewood collection and civil unrest.

  84. Fatuhiva monarch, Pomarea whitneyi
    Population: 50 individuals
    Range: Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
    Threats: Predation by introduced species – Rattus rattus and feral cats
  85. Common sawfish, Pristis pristis
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Coastal tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Currently largely restricted to northern Australia
    Threats: Exploitation has removed the species from 95 per cent of its historical range
  86. Silky sifaka, Propithecus candidus
    Population: 100 — 1,000 individuals
    Range: Maroantsetra to Andapa basin, and Marojeju Massif, Madagascar
    Threats: Hunting and habitat disturbance
  87. Geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Western Cape Province, South Africa
    Primary threats: Habitat destruction and degradation, and predation
  88. Psiadia cataractae
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Mauritius
    Threats: Habitat degradation and destruction due to development project and alien invasive plant species
  89. Beydaglari bush-cricket, Psorodonotus ebneri
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Beydaglari range, Antalaya, Turkey
    Threats: Climate change and habitat loss
  90. Tonkin snub-nosed monkey, Rhinopithecus avunculus
    Population: < 200 individuals
    Range: Northeastern Viet Nam
    Threats: Habitat loss and hunting
  91. West Australian underground orchid, Rhizanthella gardneri
    Population: < 100 individuals
    Range: Western Australia, Australia
    Threats: Land clearance for agriculture (96 per cent habitat cleared to date), climate change and salinisation
  92. Boni giant sengi, Rhynchocyon sp.
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Boni-Dodori Forest, Lamu area, Kenya
    Threats: Habitat destruction due to development
  93. Rosa arabica
    Population size: unknown, 10 subpopulations
    Range: 14.6km2, St Katherine Mountains, Egypt
    Threats: Domestic animals grazing, climate change and drought, medicinal plant collection and restricted range
  94. Durrell’s vontsira, Salanoia durrelli
    Population: Unknown
    Range: estimated to be 200km2 in marshes of Lake Alaotra, Madagascar
    Primary threats: Habitat loss
  95. Red crested tree rat, Santamartamys rufodorsalis
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia
    Threats: Habitat loss through urban development and coffee cultivation
  96. Angel shark, Squatina squatina
    Population size: Unknown
    Range: Formerly coastal waters of NE Atlantic as far north as Norway and into the Mediterranean Sea. Now restricted to Canary Islands only
    Primary threats: Benthic trawling
  97. Chinese crested tern, Sterna bernsteini
    Population: < 50 mature individuals
    Range: Breeding in Zhejiang and Fujian, China, and outside breeding season in Indonesia,Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand
    Threats: Egg collection and habitat destruction
  98. Okinawa spiny rat, Tokudaia muenninki
    Population: Unknown
    Range: 3km2 on Okinawa Island, Japan
    Threats: Habitat loss and predation by feral cats
  99. Somphongs’s rasbora, Trigonostigma somphongsi
    Population size: Unknown
    Range: Mae Khlong basin, Thailand
    Threats: Habitat loss and degradation from farmland conversion and urbanization
  100. Valencia letourneuxi
    Population: Unknown
    Range: Southern Albania and Western Greece
    Threats: Habitat destruction, water abstraction and aggressive interaction with Gambusia
  101. Forest coconut, Voanioala gerardii
    Population: < 10 individuals
    Range: Masoala peninsula, Madagascar
    Threats: Harvesting for consumption of palm heart and deforestation

And number 100 is Attenborough’s echidna, Zaglossus attenboroughi. Population size: Unknown. Range: Cyclops Mountains, Papua Province, Indonesia. Threats: Habitat modification and degradation due to logging, agricultural encroachment shifting cultivation and hunting by local people.

‘Priceless or worthless?’

“We need to decide where we stand on this moral and ethical issue and implement and enforce national and international laws accordingly,” says Professor Jonathan Baillie, Director of Conservation Programmes, Zoological Society of London. “So it is up to us. The future of these species depends on our values; are they priceless or worthless?”

100 species: Priceless or worthless? I say priceless.

But are humans up to the task, or will we yet again fail our fellow species, just as we failed Lonesome George and Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus?


Source: IUCN

Photos: Dicerorhinus sumatrensis © Bill Konstant/International Rhino Foundation; Eurynorhyncus pygmeus by JJ Harrison via Wikimedia Commons; Poecilotheria metallica by Morkelsker via Wikimedia Commons

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I am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which is working to stop the economic exploitation of endangered species. I have journeyed to the streets of Hanoi to research the illegal wildlife trade, and to the rainforests of Sumatra and Java to document the world’s rarest rhinos. I am the CoChair of the SSN Pangolin Working Group. At CITES meetings, I work with colleagues from around the world to lobby in favor of protecting endangered species. I am a Producer for the upcoming documentary The Price, the host of Behind the Schemes, author of the book Murder, Myths & Medicine, and I occasionally write for the environmental news blog Planetsave. When I'm not blogging about the illegal wildlife trade, I enjoy gardening, reading, designing, and rocking out to live music.
  1. Allen
    I had no idea there were so many endangered species! I know there are a lot of great organisations out there who do a tremendous amount of work to save species from extinction, but I just think the Governments could do much more. It's a bit too late when they've gone!
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