10 More Endangered Species of the World

JAVAN RHINOCEROS

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This mammal has been listed as critically endangered by the IUCN red list in 2009 as it is populated in only two regions across the world now. The total number of species that remain is below 60, which emphasizes the bleakness of this animal’s future. World Wildlife Federation has been working on protecting the remaining species since 1998 by setting up better park management, creating awareness about rhino’s importance to the people, increasing ranger patrolling in the inhibited area etc. They are highly prized as a commodity in traditional Asian medicine and have been pushed to the verge of extinction due to the shrinking size of their forest habitat which is converted into farmland.