IUCN Red List: Endangered gorillas to threatened zebras

The Eastern Gorilla, the world's largest living pr... more

The Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei), the world’s largest living primate, has moved from Endangered to Critically Endangered, making four of the six great ape species only one step away from extinction. An estimated 5,000 Eastern Gorillas remain in the wild, a decline of about 70% over the past 20 years.
1/5The Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei), the world’s largest living primate, has moved from Endangered to Critically Endangered, making four of the six great ape species only one step away from extinction. An estimated 5,000 Eastern Gorillas remain in the wild, a decline of about 70% over the past 20 years.
The previously abundant Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) has moved from Least Concern to Near Threatened. The population has declined by a quarter since 2002 from around 660,000 to a current estimate of just over 500,000 animals.
2/5The previously abundant Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) has moved from Least Concern to Near Threatened. The population has declined by a quarter since 2002 from around 660,000 to a current estimate of just over 500,000 animals.
Three species of antelope found in Africa—Bay Duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis) (above), White-bellied Duiker (Cephalophus leucogaster) and Yellow-backed Duiker (Cephalophus silvicultor)—have moved from Least Concern to Near Threatened.
3/5Three species of antelope found in Africa—Bay Duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis) (above), White-bellied Duiker (Cephalophus leucogaster) and Yellow-backed Duiker (Cephalophus silvicultor)—have moved from Least Concern to Near Threatened.
Flowering Haha plant (Cyanea remyi), one of the 105 extremely rare Hawaiian plant species on the Red List, have no less than 50 mature plants. While Alula (Brighamia insignis) (above) has moved from Critically Endangered to Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct in the Wild), with less than five remaining.
4/5Flowering Haha plant (Cyanea remyi), one of the 105 extremely rare Hawaiian plant species on the Red List, have no less than 50 mature plants. While Alula (Brighamia insignis) (above) has moved from Critically Endangered to Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct in the Wild), with less than five remaining.
While other species such as the Eastern Gorilla are under increasing threat of being extinct, the Giant Panda has just been downgraded from Endangered to Vulnerable. A nationwide census in 2014 found 1,864 giant pandas in the wild in China, up from 1,596 in 2004. Getty Images
5/5While other species such as the Eastern Gorilla are under increasing threat of being extinct, the Giant Panda has just been downgraded from Endangered to Vulnerable. A nationwide census in 2014 found 1,864 giant pandas in the wild in China, up from 1,596 in 2004. Getty Images
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