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”

Bornean Pygmy Elephant Elephas maximus borneensis

The Borneo Pygmy Elephant is a diminuitive subspecies of the Asian Elephant. These gentle and compact elephants are critically endangered due mainly to #palmoil deforestation and human persecution, with fewer than 1,500 individual elephants left alive.

Borneo’s elephants are genetically distinct from any South and Southeast Asian population and may have been isolated for over 300,000 years. Destruction across their range for corporate greed is out of control. Help their survival every time you shop and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife

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

Critically endangered Bornean Orangutans are the largest arboreal mammals in the world. Although they spend a lot of time in the trees they also walk significant distances on the ground. Historically, Bornean Orangutans were most abundant in in lowland rainforests and Dipterocarp mosaic forests, where movement between different habitats when there was a shortage of food. Their diet consists primarily of fruits, but also includes leaves, barks, flowers and insects. Their entire range is earmarked for destruction for palm oil and timber deforestation. They have become the symbols of palm oil related extinction risk and face a perilous future if we don’t STOP using palm oil RIGHT NOW. Help them and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife

Sumatran Orangutan Pongo abelii

Sumatran Orangutans are iconic species of South East Asia. They live in moist lowland forest, montane forest and peat swamps of Sumatra. Rarely do they travel on the ground and spend most of their lives in the tree tops. They mostly are frugivores but will also on occasion eat meat. There are less than 14,000 Sumatran Orangutans, their main threat is #palmoil, #timber and #mining deforestation. Use your wallet as a weapon and fight for them. Help them and be #vegan, #Boycottpalmoil and #Boycott4Wildlife!

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”