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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Kuwait Extinct and Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for KUWAIT in the Middle East and southwestern Asia lists one extinct species since the beginning of IUCN recordkeeping, one critically endangered species, and eight endangered species. The Saudi Gazelle (Gazella saudiya) is Kuwait's sole extinct species, estimated to have been globally extinct since the 1980s — the last decade this gazelle was just extinct in the wild (living in captivity). The Hawksbill Turtle is critically endangered in Kuwait. Kuwait's endangered species are the Basra Reed Warbler, Egyptian Vulture, Great Hammerhead Shark, Great Knot bird, Green Turtle, Saker Falcon, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, and Steppe Eagle.

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