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Friends in danger

TheSan Jose Brush RabbitIt is

endemic to San Jos Island, Mexico,
where it is restricted to areas
characterized by a high richness of
brush and trees species.
Illegal hunting and human
developments have caused a
decline in the population since
Przewalski's Horsehas been downlisted
from Critically Endangered toEndangered. It
was considered as Extinct in the Wild from
the 1960s up to the initial assessment in
1996. Thanks to a captive breeding
programme combined with a successful
reintroduction programme, a free-ranging
wild population has been established back
within its historic range in Mongolia.
Hybridization with domestic horses, loss of
genetic diversity and disease are the main

Restricted to the Sierra Nevada de

Santa Marta, Colombia, theRed
Crested Tree Ratis listed
asCritically Endangered. Recent
information suggests that it inhabits a
very small area and much of the
forest in its potential range has been
Historically, theEuropean Mink was
fairly widespread across much of
Europe. It is now restricted to small
patches in northern Spain and western
France, the Danube delta in Romania,
the Ukraine and Russia. It is legally
protected throughout its range, but it
was heavily overexploited in the first
half of the 20th

TheSouthern White Rhino is

listed asNear Threatened.
Representing a major conservation
success, the subspecies increased
from a population of less than 100 at
the end of the 19thcentury, to an
estimated wild population of over
20,000 in 2010.

Northern White Rhinois

on the brink of extinction and
is now listed as Critically
EndangeredThe only
known wild population in the
Garamba National Park and
surrounding areas in the
Democratic Republic of Congo

Arabian Oryx were killed in the

early 1970s, a captive breeding
program and protective
legislation were established to
bring the species back from the
brink of extinction.The wild
population currently numbers
1000 mature individuals. Illegal
live capture for sale to private
collections remains a constant
Endemic to Siau Island, Indonesia,
theSiau Island Tarsierwas
assessed asCritically
Endangered. It is restricted to a
very small area and there has been
a suspected population decline of
more than 80% in the past. It is
locally collected as food.

TheNorthern Giant Mouse

Lemur is endemic to
Madagascar Giant Mouse
Lemur are unknown, dry forests
are some of the fastest
declining habitats on

TheManed Three-toed
Sloth is restricted to the
wet tropical forest on the
Atlantic coast of Brazil.
While it is generally not
actively pursued,
individuals might
sometimes fall victim to
subsistence hunting by
local people.

TheBog Turtleis endemic to the

eastern USA, where a great part of its
suitable habitat has been lost. It was
recently uplisted from Endangered
toCritically Endangered.The Bog
Turtle is fully protected throughout its
range, however it remains in small
but high demand in the pet trade due
to its small size, attractive colouration

Endemic to North
America, theWood
Turtlewas recently
uplisted from Vulnerable
toEndangered. It is
valued as a pet and while
it is protected in most of
its range, illegal trade in

TheEastern Box Turtle is native

to Canada, the USA and Mexico. It
was uplisted from Low Risk/ Near
Threatened toVulnerable.The
causes for this decline are not fully
understood but comprise a mixture
of habitat destruction and
Found only on the
Caribbean island of
Saint Martin,Anolis
pogus it is now
described as locally
abundant, little is
known about the
population today.

TheFlap-necked Chameleon is
widely distributed and relatively
abundant across southern and
eastern Africa. It is collected for the
international pet trade with the
greatest demand coming from the

TheBlessed Poison Frogis

distributed throughout the lowland
forests of Pampas del Sacramento, in
San Mart nand Loreto Regions in
northeastern Peru.Subsistence
farming, logging and agroindustry will
reduce the amount of suitable habitat

Summers Poison Frog is known

from northern Peru Legal export of
this species began in 2001, however
the majority of individuals found in
the pet trade are of illegal origin.

Endemic to the western Pacific,

theViolet-spotted Reef Lobsteris a
very popular and highly prized species
in the aquarium trade. Specimens are
collected in the wild (mainly in

Slipper Lobster is found
throughout most of the
Mediterranean Sea and in
the central eastern
Atlantic Ocean. It has
become rare along the
European coast and in the
Atlantic Ocean

Endemic to Hawaii, theBanded

Spiny Lobster generally occurs
under rocks However, the
Banded Spiny Lobster fishery
was closed in 2000 and it now
also occurs in a protected area.


Magnificent Frigatebird
Frigatebirds are found
over tropical oceans
These birds do not swim
and cannot walk well,
and cannot take off from
a flat surface. Having the
largest wingspan to body
weight ratio of any bird,
they are essentially
aerial, able to stay aloft
for more than a week,
landing only to roost or
breed on trees or cliffs.

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