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The World's Most Endangered Species

ENDANGERED SPECIES About 900 species of plants and animals have gone extinct in the last five centuries, and more than 10,000 others are now on the verge of joining them. Here's a look at some of the countries with the greatest potential for both disaster and improvement. 20 COUNTRIES -10 each icon = species plants shown in graph below country mammals birds reptiles amphibians fish mollusks Ecuador 2,211 total species United States 1,203 total species Malaysia 1,166 total species Indonesia nnnn Man 1,126 hhnh Maa total species Mexico Б A 900 total species China 841 total species Australia 804 total species Brazil 769 total species India 687 total species Philippines nnh 682 total species Colombia 658 total species Tanzania 607 total species Madagascar bnn mww a 581 total species Sri Lanka 546 ** total species Peru 545 total species Cameroon bnh N 534 total species Thailand 467 total species Papau New bnh ww Guinea 448 total species Vietnam 417 total species South Africa ! 407 total species 71 Number of bird species that have gone extinct in Hawaii alone since humans first arrived on the islands. 17 total penguin species exist. 12 of them are currently suffering rapid population declines. 2000 Plants are endangered too Ecuador tops the list with more than twice the amount of endangered plants than any other country. 1500 114 plant species have gone extinct globally in the last 500 years. 1000 500 Country $7.2 Billion There are only 3,200 tigers left in the world. Annual value of the global fishing industry for bluefin tuna, Their global population has fallen nearly 97% in the last century. which has seen its population drop 70% since 1980. Experts say it could be extinct within a decade. mnn Sources: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009, 2009 State of Birds report, WWF, Bloomberg, PBS Infographic: Meredith Darlington/MNN South Africa "Vietnam Papua New Guinea Thailand Cameroon Peru Sri Lanka Madagascar Tanzania Colombia Philippines Brazil Australia China Mexico Indonesia Malaysia United States Ecuador Number of endangered plant species

The World's Most Endangered Species

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Once a species becomes extinct, it is gone forever. When it becomes endangered, we as human beings have the choice to save these precious animals and plants before we lose them for good. We have alrea...




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