Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas

Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas Critically Endangered Brunei; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak) The Bornean Banded Langur is found in swamp and lowland forests, as well as mangrove. The average size of groups is around 3-7 individuals (J. Hon pers. Comm). This species of Langur is listed as Critically Endangered as it is only known fromContinue reading “Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas”

Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis

Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis Vulnerable Indonesia; Malaysia The Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis is the only plain-coloured, longfinned eel found in Indonesia. Anguilla borneensis, like all anguillid eels, is susceptible to a number of, primarily anthropogenic, threats. These threats include but are not limited to; barriers to migration, climate change, habitat degradation, invasive species,Continue reading “Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis”

Thailand Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros halophyllus

Thailand Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros halophyllus Vulnerable Malaysia, Thailand Bats are absolutely essential to forest eco-systems. They pollinate plants and make the forest grow and also control insect populations. The Thailand Leaf-nosed Bat is species of Indonesian bat that is vulnerable and experiencing rapid loss of their limestone habitat in the area due to limestone miningContinue reading “Thailand Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros halophyllus”

Sumatran Cochoa Cochoa beccarii

Sumatran Cochoa Cochoa beccarii Vulnerable Sumatra, Indonesia The Sumatran Cochoa is a bird living in the middle and upper storeys of tropical lower montane forest between 1,000 m and 2,200 m in Sumatra, Indonesia. This species qualifies as Vulnerable because they occur at very low densities and thus is suspected to have a small population, theyContinue reading “Sumatran Cochoa Cochoa beccarii”

Mainland Serow Capricornis sumatraensis

Mainland Serow Capricornis sumatraensis Vulnerable Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Vietnam The Mainland Serow is a forest dwelling mammal, and inhabits mountain slopes with rugged steep hills and rocky places from 100 m to 4,000 m They also inhabit lowland montane forests with gentler terrain, including flat areas withContinue reading “Mainland Serow Capricornis sumatraensis”

Sumatran Laughingthrush Garrulax bicolor

Sumatran Laughingthrush Garrulax bicolor Endangered Indonesia (Sumatera) The Sumatran Laughingthrush is known from montane forest (with unsubstantiated reports of a lowland population in Berbak Game Reserve, Jambi) in Sumatra, Indonesia. They live in flocks in the middle and lower storeys of forest sometimes coming to the ground. The principal threat to this species is theContinue reading “Sumatran Laughingthrush Garrulax bicolor”

Otter Civet Cynogale bennettii

Otter Civet Cynogale bennettii Endangered Extant (resident): Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak) Presence Uncertain: Thailand Little is known of Otter Civet habitat and ecology. This species was believed to be confined largely to peat swamp forests, but there are now also records from lowland dipterocarp forest (Sebastian 2005, Cheyne et al. in prep.). TheyContinue reading “Otter Civet Cynogale bennettii”

Blue-backed Parrot Tanygnathus everetti

Blue-backed Parrot Tanygnathus everetti Endangered Location: Philippines Nearly one-third of parrot species in the world are threatened with extinction. According to a 2021 study, current protected areas are not sufficient to protect parrot diversity, overlapping with only 10% of the geographic range of all parrot species. Agriculture is the main threat to parrots and isContinue reading “Blue-backed Parrot Tanygnathus everetti”

Sumatran Leafbird Chloropsis media

Sumatran Leafbird Chloropsis media Endangered Indonesia The Sumatran Leafbird occurs in the middle and upper strata of lowland evergreen forest in Sumatra, Indonesia, in secondary forest, plantations and village orchards from 600-1000 m. The population is considered to be declining at a rapid rate due to trapping for the cage bird trade in conjunction withContinue reading “Sumatran Leafbird Chloropsis media”

Tiger Panthera tigris

Tiger Panthera tigris Endangered Population: Around 3,900 Tigers are found mainly in the forests of tropical Asia, although they historically have occurred more widely in drier and colder climes. One subspecies, the Amur Tiger P. t. altaica, persists in the Russian Far East. Photos of Tigers up to 4,500 m have been obtained in BhutanContinue reading “Tiger Panthera tigris”

Sumatran Rhino Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

Sumatran Rhino Dicerorhinus sumatrensis Critically Endangered Population: fewer than 1,500 The Sumatran Rhino is the smallest rhino in the world and is also the closest living relatives to the now-extinct woolly rhinos. Their population is unstable, threatened by poaching as well as the destruction of their habitat by unsustainable palm oil production. The species inhabitsContinue reading “Sumatran Rhino Dicerorhinus sumatrensis”

Sumatran Elephant Elephas maximus sumatranus

Sumatran Elephant Elephas maximus sumatranus Critically Endangered Population: 2,400 – 2,800 While Sumatra is home to several of the country’s largest national parks, many areas in these parks are destroyed—illegally—to produce palm oil. The Sumatran subspecies of elephant is listed as Critically Endangered (CR) WWF While Sumatra is home to several of the country’s largestContinue reading “Sumatran Elephant Elephas maximus sumatranus”

Tapanuli Orangutan Pongo tapanuliensis

Tapanuli Orangutan Pongo tapanuliensis Critically Endangered Population: 800 Due to high levels of habitat conversion and fragmentation, and illegal killing, Tapanuli Orangutans are estimated to have experienced a significant population reduction in recent decades. Forest loss data indicate that orangutan habitat below 500 m asl of both P. tapanuliensis and P. abelii was reduced byContinue reading “Tapanuli Orangutan Pongo tapanuliensis”

Bornean Orangutan Pongo pygmaeus

Bornean Orangutan Pongo pygmaeus Critically Endangered Population: 104,700 Bornean Orangutans are the largest arboreal mammals in the world, although they walk significant distances on the ground (Ancrenaz et al. 2014). Historically, Bornean Orangutans were most abundant in in lowland rainforests and Dipterocarp mosaic forests, where movement between different habitat types could buffer them against shortages inContinue reading “Bornean Orangutan Pongo pygmaeus”

Asia: Species Endangered by Palm Oil Deforestation

These unique and beautiful creatures face a threat to their very existence from the replacement of their rainforest home with oil palm plantations in Northern and South East Asia. These lush and fertile forests harbour an immense range of biodiversity not found anywhere on the planet. Thinking, feeling, intelligent beings that love their children andContinue reading “Asia: Species Endangered by Palm Oil Deforestation”

Mount Nimba Reed Frog Hyperolius nimbae

Mount Nimba Reed Frog Hyperolius nimbae Endangered Extant (resident): Côte d’Ivoire Presence Uncertain: Guinea; Liberia The Mount Nimba Reed Frog lives in clearings in lowland forest, where they call to each other at the edge of large swamps. They presumably breeds in swamps. The main threat to these frogs is the establishment of rice fieldsContinue reading “Mount Nimba Reed Frog Hyperolius nimbae”

White-bellied Pangolin Phataginus tricuspis

White-bellied Pangolin Phataginus tricuspis Endangered Locations: Angola; Benin; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d’Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea (mainland), Bioko); Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia The White-bellied Pangolin also commonly known as theContinue reading “White-bellied Pangolin Phataginus tricuspis”