The Jamaican Iguana

  Status: //CRITICALLY ENDANGERED// Population Estimate: Less than 200 Individuals Brief Description In between the irregular and precipitous limestone rock of the Hellshire Hills lies the last known wild population of the Jamaican Iguana, or Cyclura collei. The Hellshire Hills remain one of the wildest areas in the nation due to uneven terrain and the absence of… Read More The Jamaican Iguana

Fernandina Giant Tortoise

Population: 1-5 members Status: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Brief Description They’re back! Back from extinction! Once presumed extinct, the Fernandina Giant Tortoise or Chelonoidis phantasticus, native to the Fernandina island in the Galápagos, has recently resurfaced as of February. On February 17th, Washington Tapia, four rangers, and Forrest Galante, a biologist associated with Animal Planet which financed… Read More Fernandina Giant Tortoise

Spoon Billed Sandpiper

Status: //CRITICALLY ENDANGERED// Population Estimate: Less than 450 Individuals ↓DECREASING↓ Brief Description The spoon-billed Sandpiper, or Calidris pygmaea, is a small migratory bird found across a broad range of Asia, from Japan and the Jiangsu Coast of China to the Russian Far East. Although only in recent years conservation efforts been taken, the global population has been… Read More Spoon Billed Sandpiper

Siamese Crocodile

Status: //CRITICALLY ENDANGERED// Population Estimate: Less than 1,000 individuals ↓DECREASING↓ Brief Description ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀Meet one of the world’s rarest reptiles, the Siamese Crocodile or Crocodylus siamensis. Historically found in Southeastern Asia, the Siamese Crocodile was hunted to near extinction for it’s skin in the 20th century now found only within 1% of it’s former range. Additionally, loss… Read More Siamese Crocodile