Extinction is Silent

“Biological diversity is messy. It walks, it crawls, it swims, it swoops, it buzzes. But extinction is silent, and it has no voice other than our own.”
-Paul Hawken (environmentalist and author, b 1946 – )

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African elephant in Botswana – vulnerable species

The following list, courtesy of WWF, makes sobering reading.

Critically Endangered Species

Amur Leopard
Black Rhino
Cross River Gorilla
Hawksbill Turtle
Javan Rhino
Leatherback Turtle
Mountain Gorilla
Saola
South China Tiger
Sumatran Elephant
Sumatran Orangutan
Sumatran Rhino
Sumatran Tiger
Vaquita
Western Lowland Gorilla
Yangtze Finless Porpoise

Endangered Species

African Wild Dog
Amur Tiger
Asian Elephant
Bengal Tiger
Black Spider Monkey
Black-footed Ferret
Blue Whale
Bluefin Tuna
Bonobo
Bornean Orangutan
Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Chimpanzee
Eastern Lowland Gorilla
Fin Whale
Galápagos Penguin
Ganges River Dolphin
Giant Panda
Green Turtle
Hector’s Dolphin
Humphead Wrasse
Indian Elephant
Indochinese Tiger
Indus River Dolphin
Loggerhead Turtle
Malayan Tiger
North Atlantic Right Whale
Orangutan
Sea Lions
Sei Whale
Snow Leopard
Sri Lankan Elephant
Tiger
Whale

Vulnerable Species

African Elephant
Bigeye Tuna
Dugong
Forest Elephant
Giant Tortoise
Great White Shark
Greater One-Horned Rhino
Irrawaddy Dolphin
Marine Iguana
Olive Ridley Turtle
Polar Bear
Red Panda
Savanna Elephant
Southern rockhopper penguin
Whale Shark

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