By Josie January 23rd, 2023
Our planet's biodiversity is declining with each year.
In an attempt to save these beautiful animals, we’ve listed species that need our attention – or they might not survive 2023.
Let's take a look at them:
The Bengal tiger, the Indochinese tiger, the Sumatran tiger, the Siberian tiger, and the Malayan tiger; are all tigers that have entered the endangered animals list.
As little as 3,500 tigers remain in the wild, and with the continued threat to their habitat, tigers are animals that might not survive 2023.
Species of orangutans have had their numbers reduced to just over 100,000 for the Bornean and a little over 7,000 for the Sumatran species.
Forest degradation is the leading cause of the decline in the orangutan population, primarily due to the search for palm oil.
Because of their migratory nature, leatherback sea turtles live around the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.
However, bycatch fishing and excess egg loss have led to a decline in the leatherback turtle population.
Human activities such as oil exploration and unauthorized hunting have contributed to the decline in addax numbers.
This family of grazers has been declared critically endangered by the IUCN because fewer than 100 of them are left.
These rhinos are secluded and live in a park on the southwestern tip of the island of java.
The population of the Javan Rhinos has also been reduced to a terrifyingly small number, only 67 of these beauties left.
5. Javan Rhinoceros
Members of this family have been victims of constant poaching and habitat loss.
In addition, mountain gorillas are susceptible to diseases which account for the drastic fall in their numbers.
Currently, only hundreds of mountain gorillas remain in the world.
Limited food supply, in addition to continued poaching, has pushed for the decline of Amur leopards.
As we go into the new year, as few as 40 Russian cats live in the wild.
Because hunters poach these animals for their tusks and ivories, there’s an increased threat to their survival.
At the moment, there are less than 40,000 of these creatures in the wild.
8. Asian Elephant