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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Maldives Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for The MALDIVES in South Asia and the Indian Ocean lists 3 critically endangered species and 10 endangered species. There are fortunately no extinct species listed for the Maldives island country. Enallagma maldivensis damselflies, Hawksbill Turtles, and Sociable Plover birds are critically endangered. The aforementioned damselfly species only live on the islands of Malé and Villingili (Villimalé). The Maldivian government and various non-governmental organizations have prepared conservation initiatives, especially targeted towards protecting Hawksbill Turtles. The Maldives' ten endangered species are the Acropora rudis stony coral, Black Teatfish, Golden Sandfish, Green Turtle, Prickly Redfish sea cucumber, Ornate (Reticulate) Eagle Ray, Pygmy Blue Whale, Sandfish sea cucumber, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, and Undulate Wrasse fish.

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