The asian elephant, or asiatic elephant (elephas maximus), is the only living species of the genus elephas and is distributed in southeast asia, from india and nepal in the west to borneo in the south. Of the remaining five -- the siberian, bengal, sumatran, indo-chinese and south chinese -- the 10-30 wild south china tigers are the most endangered, and could be extinct within five years elephants. South china tiger - functionally extinct scientists currently view the rare south china tiger as functionally extinct because it has not been spotted in the wild in over 25 years. Elephants in vietnam elephant conservation asian elephant distribution elephant poaching the poaching of elephants for ivory, meat, hide and other parts. The sumatran elephant shares an environment with several other endangered species, including the sumatran rhino, tiger, and orangutan sumatran elephants play a vital part in maintaining ecosystems, as they feed on a variety of plants and deposit the seeds as they travel herds can be found in the.
Many species are endangered but eco-tourism supports and protects their habitats 11 awesome native animals you must see in laos regina beach asian elephant. An endangered species is a species which has been amur tiger asian elephant on the wild turtle populations of china and south-eastern asia - many of. Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to. Asian elephant facts and photos save endangered species extinction is forever.
A-z animal listings of animals found in china, in asia many are critically endangered species south china tiger. 6 critically endangered animals under threat of extinction due to human activity species become endangered for two main reasons: loss of habitat and loss of genetic variation a loss of. According to the convention on the international trade in endangered species, or cites, a treaty to which china and all southeast asian nations are signers, tigers are to be bred only for. No critically endangered south china tiger (pantera tigris amoyensis) has been sighted for a number of years, and the species may be extinct along with the balinese tiger, formerly found on the indonesian island of bali and known to be extinct since the 1930's, the javan tiger ( pantera tigris sondaica ), another indonesia island species.
The asian elephant is endangered, mainly because of habitat loss: most suitable habitats have been turned into fields and human settlements asia ( china , burma. In cambodia, the largest population of asian elephant probably occurs in the eastern plains landscape of mondulkiri province camera-trap photos and sign surveys indicate a healthy reproducing population however, given the encroachments of human settlement and agriculture into forest areas, human-elephant conflict is likely to become a significant problem in the future. Four of these - the red panda, the bengal tiger, the ganges river dolphin and the asian elephant are endangered - while the snow leopard and the greater one horned rhinoceros are considered vulnerable. The south china tiger population is functionally extinct, meaning these wildcats are only found in captivity back in the 1950s, there were an estimated 4,000 south china tigers. Tiger asian elephant blue whale south east trawl fishery improvement project we work in australia and in our asia-pacific backyard to protect endangered.
Siberian tiger-bone wine is displayed for sale at the siberian tiger park in harbin, china (photo: hong wu/getty images) takepart's endangered species bracket. Of the nine tiger subspecies, three are already extinct, many are endangered but it is the south china tiger and the sumatran tiger that currently face the biggest threat to their survival tragically, the south china tiger is thought to be extinct in the wild as it hasn't been spotted since the 1970s. China, vietnam and thailand are among the worst offenders in fuelling a global black market for endangered species killed in africa, says wwf afp july 23, 2012 3:13pm an elephant family in namibia. Rhinoceros and tiger conservation fund ivory, the tusks from african elephants and asian convention on international trade in endangered species of wild.
The rapid development of land for use by humans all over asia poses a serious threat to many animal species, and many asian governments do too little too late to protect their own environments. The greater mekong is a global hub for illegal wildlife trade species including tiger, asian and african elephant, and all rhino species on endangered. Ten threatened and endangered species used in traditional medicine asian elephant animals endangered species medicine. From a chubby-cheeked orangutan to a tiny pygmy elephant under the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (cites) south china tiger.