Endangered Wildlife Species


Please note that these links represent only a fraction of the creatures that are currently classified as "Edangered" or threatened with extinction. Sadly, the list grows quietly but surely on a daily basis. - LU: 150522



Endangered Wildlife Species

Cats - Feline Species


Big Cats .com offers a general introduction to the various species of cat living in the wild today. It not only covers the 'Big Cats' - Leopard, Lion, Tiger, Jaguar, Cheetah and Puma, but also introduces all of the lesser known 'Wild Cat' species.
The Cat Specialist Group is an international panel of over 170 scientists, wildlife managers and other specialists from 40 countries, who have volunteered their expertise to the Species Survival Commission of IUCN - The World Conservation Union, which is based in Switzerland. This site provides detailed information on many species including survival status.

Dedicated to information on the endangered global situation of the Lynx species The only wild feline that still spans the breadth of both Old and New Worlds in the northern hemisphere.



Endangered Species & Wildlife
Dolphins & Whales - Cetacean Species

The American Cetacean Society (ACS) is the oldest whale conservation group in the world. Founded in 1967, it is a nonprofit, volunteer membership organization with regional US chapters and members in 41 countries.

The National Headquarters are in San Pedro, California. ACS works to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through education, conservation and research.

Founded by Dr. Denise Herzing in 1985, the Wild Dolphin Project has been studying the life history and communication system of a resident group of free-ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Bahamas.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Wild Whale and Dolphin Research Project began in 1996, with an initial focus on documenting the abundance, diversity, social dynamics and behaviors of wild spinner dolphins through a photo-identification and observation study off the coast of Lana'i. Since then, their project has widened in scope to utilize photoidentification to study bottlenose and spotted dolphins, as well as false killer and melon-headedwhales in the region. Time Depth Recorders are now also employed to understand the nightime and diving behaviors of these species.


Endangered Species & Wildlife

Gorillas & Chimpanzess - Primate Species

Great apes -- gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos -- are being hunted to extinction for commercial bushmeat in the equatorial forests of west and central Africa. A ragged farflung army of 2,000 bushmeat hunters supported by the timber industry infrastructure will illegally shoot and butcher over 3,000 gorillas and 4,000 chimpanzees this year. That's five times the number of gorillas on Rwanda's Mt. Visoke and 20 times more chimpanzees than live near Tanzania's Gombe Stream. People pay a premium to eat more great apes each year than are now kept in all the zoos and laboratories of the world.

The International Primate Protection League was founded in 1973, and has been working continuously for the well-being of primates.

IPPL has Field Representatives in 31 countries. Its Advisory Board is composed of experts from the fields of zoology, anthropology, medicine, biology, veterinary medicine, and psychology. Many IPPL officers have lived for long periods with primates in their natural habitats.

Primate Conservation, Inc., (PCI) is an all volunteer not for profit foundation dedicated to studying, preserving and maintaining the habitats of the least known and most endangered primates in the world. Over 100 species, approaching half of all primates, are threatened or endangered. The tropical forests where most primates live are disappearing at an alarming rate.


A Center for the Advanced Study of Ape and Human Evolution.

Data, Pictures and Audio files. All research by Dr. M.K. Holder consists of non-invasive, observational methodology. Research is possible only with permissions from the governments of host countries, and is conducted in cooperation with respective parks management personnel.


Endangered Species & Wildlife

Animal Shelters and Welfare

A place where abandoned or abused performing animals and victims of the exotic animal trade can live in peace and contentment. The Performing Animal Welfare Society is a true sanctuary -- a permanent home where animals come first.

Founded in 1978, Primarily Primates has grown from a facility caring for three monkeys to its present community of more than 600 primates, 150 birds, and various mammals, including a small number of wallabies, horses, bears, and black leopards. These include ex-research, circus and pet animals.





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