- Sumatran orangutan
This orangutan species can be found only in Indonesia. The survival of the Sumatran orangutan is the most questionable because of the destroying of the trees, which is their natural habitat.
- Leatherback Turtle
This type of turtles have soft shell instead of hard that is covering their bodies. You can see them in the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic and Indian Ocean. The number of this kind of turtles is substantially decreased due to excessive hunting for the use of their bones and because of the destruction of their habitat.
The latest studies indicate that there are only about 3,200 tigers left in the world. The most common reason for reducing the number of tigers are the hunters and the destruction of forests.
- Vaquita, the small dolphin
It is a specific kind of small dolphins. It is estimated that there are only 150 species left in the Mexican Gulf. This dolphin is on the verge of extinction because they usually end up in the fishermen’s nets.
- Javan Rhino
Today the Javan rhino is critically endangered, with 50 surviving species, although in the past was the the most widespread Asian rhinoceros. They lived in the Indonesian islands through Southeast Asia to India and China. Most rhinos are killed for their horns.
- Bluefin tuna
These Tunas are the most precious fishes, because their meat is the main ingredient for preparing the famous sushi. However, due to the excessive fishing, their number is significantly reduced.
- Snow Leopard
The Snow leopards live on the Himalayan mountains in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China and Nepal. It is estimated that there are 4,000 leopards remaining.
- Mountain Gorilla
As a result of the preservation efforts of this species, the number of the mountain gorillas has increased to 790.
- Asian Elephant
Mostly because of the illegal hunting, the Asian elephant has been placed on the list of animals on the edge of extinction.
- Irrawaddy Dolphin
This kind of dolphin lives in Laos. It is estimated that there are about 85 dolphins left. The greatest threat of extinction for this dolphin, same as for all other endangered species, is the destruction of their natural environment and the uncontrolled hunting.