IUCN and ZSL, published on 11th September 2012 and presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea, identifies the world's 100 most endangered species of animals, plants and fungi, and asks the vital question "Worthless or Priceless-". For the first time ever, more than 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) have come together to identify 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. But conservationists fear they'll be allowed to die out because none of these species provide humans with obvious benefits. Our gallery illustrates creatures which without urgent action are at real risk of becoming extinct." /> IUCN and ZSL, published on 11th September 2012 and presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea, identifies the world's 100 most endangered species of animals, plants and fungi, and asks the vital question "Worthless or Priceless-". For the first time ever, more than 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) have come together to identify 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. But conservationists fear they'll be allowed to die out because none of these species provide humans with obvious benefits. Our gallery illustrates creatures which without urgent action are at real risk of becoming extinct." /> Nature Picture Library - Conservation - The World's 100 Most Endangered Species
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A new report by IUCN and ZSL, published on 11th September 2012 and presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea, identifies the world's 100 most endangered species of animals, plants and fungi, and asks the vital question "Worthless or Priceless-". For the first time ever, more than 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) have come together to identify 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. But conservationists fear they'll be allowed to die out because none of these species provide humans with obvious benefits. Our gallery illustrates creatures which without urgent action are at real risk of becoming extinct.
Silky Sifaka Lemur (Propithecus diadema candidus) one of the most endangered primate in the world, Marojejy National Park, Sambava, Madagascar. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Silky Sifaka Lemur (Propithecus diadema candidus) one of the most endangered primate in the world, Marojejy National Park, Sambava, Madagascar.
Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica), ventral view. captive, from Asia, critically endangered. - Michael D. Kern
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Michael D. Kern / Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica), ventral view. captive, from Asia, critically endangered.
Hermit / Northern bald ibis (Geroniticus eremita) at the Jerez de la Frontera Zoo project for breeding and reintroducing the species, Cadiz, Spain. Critically endangered species. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Hermit / Northern bald ibis (Geroniticus eremita) at the Jerez de la Frontera Zoo project for breeding and reintroducing the species, Cadiz, Spain. Critically endangered species.
Edward's pheasant {Lophura edwardsi} male, captive, critically endangered,  from Vietnam - Rod Williams
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Rod Williams / Edward's pheasant {Lophura edwardsi} male, captive, critically endangered, from Vietnam
Giant elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon cirnei stuhlmanni) Ituri Reserve, Epulu, DR Congo (formerly Zaire), Central Africa - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Giant elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon cirnei stuhlmanni) Ituri Reserve, Epulu, DR Congo (formerly Zaire), Central Africa
Silky Sifaka Lemur (Propithecus diadema candidus) one of the most endangered primate in the world, Marojejy National Park, Sambava, Madagascar. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Silky Sifaka Lemur (Propithecus diadema candidus) one of the most endangered primate in the world, Marojejy National Park, Sambava, Madagascar.
Silky Sifaka (Propithecus candidus) portrait of male with chest-marking stain, climbing vine, Marojejy National Park, Madagascar, November, Endangered - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Silky Sifaka (Propithecus candidus) portrait of male with chest-marking stain, climbing vine, Marojejy National Park, Madagascar, November, Endangered
Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) leaping through tree canopy, Marojejy National Park, Madagascar, Endangered species - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) leaping through tree canopy, Marojejy National Park, Madagascar, Endangered species
Three Silky sifakas (Propithecus candidus) including a juvenile clinging to adults back on tree trunk, Marojejy National Park, North Madagascar, Critically endangered, November 2010 - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Three Silky sifakas (Propithecus candidus) including a juvenile clinging to adults back on tree trunk, Marojejy National Park, North Madagascar, Critically endangered, November 2010
Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) sitting in tree, Marojejy National Park, North Madagascar, Critically endangered, November 2010 - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) sitting in tree, Marojejy National Park, North Madagascar, Critically endangered, November 2010
Silky Sifaka Lemur (Propithecus diadema candidus) one of the most endangered primate in the world, Marojejy National Park, Sambava, Madagascar. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Silky Sifaka Lemur (Propithecus diadema candidus) one of the most endangered primate in the world, Marojejy National Park, Sambava, Madagascar.
Greater bamboo / Broad nosed gentle lemur (Prolemur / Hapalemur simus) on branch, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar, Critically endangered, September 2010 - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Greater bamboo / Broad nosed gentle lemur (Prolemur / Hapalemur simus) on branch, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar, Critically endangered, September 2010
Greater Bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) , Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Critically endangered species. - Alan Watson
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Alan Watson / Greater Bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) , Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Critically endangered species.
Greater bamboo / Broad nosed gentle lemur, (Prolemur / Hapalemur simus), wild at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Critically Endangered - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Greater bamboo / Broad nosed gentle lemur, (Prolemur / Hapalemur simus), wild at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Critically Endangered
Northern muriqui monkey {Brachyteles hypoxanthus} Minas Gerais, Brazil - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Northern muriqui monkey {Brachyteles hypoxanthus} Minas Gerais, Brazil
Northern muriqui monkey {Brachyteles hypoxanthus} Minas Gerais, Brazil - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Northern muriqui monkey {Brachyteles hypoxanthus} Minas Gerais, Brazil
Male Wooly spider monkey / Northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) resting high in a tree top.  Mata Atlantica, Minas Gerais, Brazil. September - Jenny E. Ross
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Jenny E. Ross / Male Wooly spider monkey / Northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) resting high in a tree top. Mata Atlantica, Minas Gerais, Brazil. September
Hainan black-crested gibbon (Nomascus hainanus) young male in tree, Bawangling National Nature Reserve, Hainan Island, China. - Shibai Xiao
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Shibai Xiao / Hainan black-crested gibbon (Nomascus hainanus) young male in tree, Bawangling National Nature Reserve, Hainan Island, China.
Giant elephant shrew {Rhynchocyon cirnei stuhlmanni} Epulu, Ituri Reserve, DR Congo - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Giant elephant shrew {Rhynchocyon cirnei stuhlmanni} Epulu, Ituri Reserve, DR Congo
Giant elephant shrew {Rhynchocyon cirnei stuhlmanni} Epulu, Ituri Reserve, Zaire Democratic Republic of Congo - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Giant elephant shrew {Rhynchocyon cirnei stuhlmanni} Epulu, Ituri Reserve, Zaire Democratic Republic of Congo
Hirola / Hunter's Antelope (Beatragus hunteri) in profile. Critically endangered. Ishaqbini Reserve, Kenya, Africa, 2009. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Hirola / Hunter's Antelope (Beatragus hunteri) in profile. Critically endangered. Ishaqbini Reserve, Kenya, Africa, 2009.
Family of Hirola / Hunter's Antelope (Beatragus hunteri) . Critically endangered. Ishaqbini Reserve, Kenya, Africa, 2009. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Family of Hirola / Hunter's Antelope (Beatragus hunteri) . Critically endangered. Ishaqbini Reserve, Kenya, Africa, 2009.
Head portrait of Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) within forest vegetation. Captive-Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, within Way Kambas National Park, Lampung Province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Head portrait of Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) within forest vegetation. Captive-Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, within Way Kambas National Park, Lampung Province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia
Close up of Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) browsing on forest vegetation. Captive-Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, within Way Kambas National Park, Lampung Province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Close up of Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) browsing on forest vegetation. Captive-Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, within Way Kambas National Park, Lampung Province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia
Sumatran rhinoceros (Decerorhinus sumatrensis) - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Sumatran rhinoceros (Decerorhinus sumatrensis)
Rear view of Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) Captive-Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, within Way Kambas National Park, Lampung Province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Rear view of Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) Captive-Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, within Way Kambas National Park, Lampung Province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia
Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) walking in forest, from low-angle. Captive-Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, within Way Kambas National Park, Lampung Province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) walking in forest, from low-angle. Captive-Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, within Way Kambas National Park, Lampung Province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia
Illustration of Vaquita / Cochito / Gulf of California porpoise (Phocoena sinus), Phocoenidae, endangered (Wildlife Art Company). - Martin Camm (WAC)
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Martin Camm (WAC) / Illustration of Vaquita / Cochito / Gulf of California porpoise (Phocoena sinus), Phocoenidae, endangered (Wildlife Art Company).
La Hotte glanded landfrog (Eleutherodactylus glandulifer), critically endangered, Pic Macaya National Park, Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, October - Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / La Hotte glanded landfrog (Eleutherodactylus glandulifer), critically endangered, Pic Macaya National Park, Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, October
La Hotte glanded landfrog (Eleutherodactylus glandulifer), critically endangered, Pic Macaya National Park, Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, October - Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / La Hotte glanded landfrog (Eleutherodactylus glandulifer), critically endangered, Pic Macaya National Park, Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, October
La Hotte glanded landfrog (Eleutherodactylus glandulifer), critically endangered, Pic Macaya National Park, Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, October - Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / La Hotte glanded landfrog (Eleutherodactylus glandulifer), critically endangered, Pic Macaya National Park, Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, October
Ploughshare / Angonoka tortoise (Geochelone yniphora), one of the most endangered turttles in the world, Baie de Baly National Park, North west Madagascar. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Ploughshare / Angonoka tortoise (Geochelone yniphora), one of the most endangered turttles in the world, Baie de Baly National Park, North west Madagascar.
Ploughshare / Angonoka tortoise (Geochelone yniphora), one of the most endangered turtles in the world, Baie de Baly National Park, North west Madagascar. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Ploughshare / Angonoka tortoise (Geochelone yniphora), one of the most endangered turtles in the world, Baie de Baly National Park, North west Madagascar.
Ploughshare tortoise (Geochelone yniphora) Endangered, endemic, Ankarafantsika Special Reserve, Madagascar - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Ploughshare tortoise (Geochelone yniphora) Endangered, endemic, Ankarafantsika Special Reserve, Madagascar
Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) digging a burrow, ~Jamaica, captive, Critically endangered - the rarest lizard of the world - Daniel Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) digging a burrow, ~Jamaica, captive, Critically endangered - the rarest lizard of the world
Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) resting in shade, ~Jamaica, captive, Critically endangered - the rarest lizard of the world - Daniel Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) resting in shade, ~Jamaica, captive, Critically endangered - the rarest lizard of the world
Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) Jamaica, captive, Critically endangered - the rarest lizard of the world - Daniel Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) Jamaica, captive, Critically endangered - the rarest lizard of the world
Hermit / Northern bald ibis (Geroniticus eremita) at the Jerez de la Frontera Zoo, Cadiz, Spain. Critically endangered species. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Hermit / Northern bald ibis (Geroniticus eremita) at the Jerez de la Frontera Zoo, Cadiz, Spain. Critically endangered species.
Hermit / Northern bald ibis (Geroniticus eremita) breeding project of the Jerez de la Frontera Zoo, Cadiz, Spain. Keeper with two chicks pecking his face, keepers wear ibis helmets to limit human impr... - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Hermit / Northern bald ibis (Geroniticus eremita) breeding project of the Jerez de la Frontera Zoo, Cadiz, Spain. Keeper with two chicks pecking his face, keepers wear ibis helmets to limit human impr...
Hermit / Northern bald ibis (Geroniticus eremita) in flight at the Jerez de la Frontera Zoo, Cadiz, Spain. Critically endangered species. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Hermit / Northern bald ibis (Geroniticus eremita) in flight at the Jerez de la Frontera Zoo, Cadiz, Spain. Critically endangered species.
Hermit / Waldrapp / Northen bald ibis {Geronticus eremita} portrait. Captive. - Rod Williams
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Rod Williams / Hermit / Waldrapp / Northen bald ibis {Geronticus eremita} portrait. Captive.
Edwards' pheasant {Lophura edwardsi} captive, endemic to Vietnam - David Kjaer
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David Kjaer / Edwards' pheasant {Lophura edwardsi} captive, endemic to Vietnam
Edwards pheasant hen {Lophura edwardsi} - David Kjaer
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David Kjaer / Edwards pheasant hen {Lophura edwardsi}
Two Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) on water. One of the most endangered ducks in the world, rediscovered in 2008. Bemanevika protected area, north Madagascar, Africa. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Two Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) on water. One of the most endangered ducks in the world, rediscovered in 2008. Bemanevika protected area, north Madagascar, Africa.
Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) on water. One of the most endangered ducks in the world, rediscovered in 2008. Bemanevika protected area, north Madagascar, Africa. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) on water. One of the most endangered ducks in the world, rediscovered in 2008. Bemanevika protected area, north Madagascar, Africa.
Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) on water. One of the most endangered ducks in the world, rediscovered in 2008. Bemanevika protected area, north Madagascar, Africa. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) on water. One of the most endangered ducks in the world, rediscovered in 2008. Bemanevika protected area, north Madagascar, Africa.
Araripe manakin (Antilophia bokermanni) critically endangered, endemic to the Araripe Highlands, at the Atlantic Rainforest, municipality of Barbalha, southeastern Cearia State, northeastern Brazil, D... - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Araripe manakin (Antilophia bokermanni) critically endangered, endemic to the Araripe Highlands, at the Atlantic Rainforest, municipality of Barbalha, southeastern Cearia State, northeastern Brazil, D...
Spoon billed sandpiper {Calidris pygmaea}, winter plumage in water, Samut Sakhon, Thailand - Hanne & Jens Eriksen
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Hanne & Jens Eriksen / Spoon billed sandpiper {Calidris pygmaea}, winter plumage in water, Samut Sakhon, Thailand
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