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Friday, May 6, 2016

Laos Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for LAOS in Southeast Asia lists 34 critically endangered species and 68 endangered species. There are fortunately no extinct species in Laos, or at least none listed by the IUCN. However, some endangered species are in extreme risk of extinction, as my Golden Triangle post explains. Critically endangered species include the Black Crested Gibbon, Giant Ibis bird, Indochinese Box Turtle, Javan Rhinoceros, Kouprey bovine, Mekong Giant Catfish, Mekong Giant Salmon Carp, Siamese Crocodile, Siamese Tiger Perch, and Sunda Pangolin. Endangered species include the Asian Elephant, Black-bellied Tern bird, Double Flowered Paphiopedilum flower, Indochinese Lutung monkey, Laotian Rock Rat (less than 5,000 square kilometer range in central Laos), Large-antlered Muntjac deer (located in eastern and southeastern Laos and southern Vietnam), Masked Finfoot, Mekong Freshwater Stingray, Phayre’s Leaf Monkey, and Yellow-headed Tortoise.

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