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

The Philippine Eagle: The Largest Eagle in the World

Status: //CRITICALLY ENDANGERED// Population Estimate: 180 to 500 individuals ↓DECREASING↓ Brief Description        Recently declared the national bird of the Philippines, the Philippine Eagle is found exclusively on 4 islands in the Philippines. Despite this, Philippine Eagle populations have sharply decline over the last three generations being reduced to an estimated 750 individuals maximum.… Read More The Philippine Eagle: The Largest Eagle in the World

Cui-ui

Status: ENDANGERED Population Size: 1,000,000 adults (last record in 1992) ↑INCREASING↑ Brief Description Swimming in a lake on the United States’ West Coast, the endangered sucker fish known as Cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is gradually increasing in population size. The Cui-ui, preferring wetlands, inhabits primarily the Pyramid Lake in Nevada and spawns, or lays their eggs, in… Read More Cui-ui