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Friday, August 12, 2016

Myanmar Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for MYANMAR (also commonly known as BURMA) in Southeast Asia lists 39 critically endangered species and 93 endangered species. These numbers are higher compared to my first Burma endangered species post, published in December 2014. Some critically endangered species include the Baer's Pochard duck, Black Ibis bird, Burmese Snub-nosed Monkey, Flat Back Tortoise, Helmeted Hornbill bird, Imperial Heron, Javan Rhinoceros, Malayan Pangolin, Oriental White-backed Vulture, Pondicherry Vulture, Spoonbill Sandpiper bird, and White Seraya tree. The Gharial Crocodile (Gavialis gangeticus, a.k.a. Long-nosed Crocodile) is regionally extinct in Myanmar and possibly in Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Pakistan. They are still living in India and Nepal. Endangered species include the Asian Buffalo, Asian Finfoot bird, Big-headed Turtle, Charlesworth Paphiopedilum orchid, Fishing Cat, Greater Adjutant bird, Golden Dragon Fish (Kelesa), Gurney's Pitta bird (shown above), Indian Elephant, Phayre's Leaf Monkey, Red Panda (Red Cat-Bear), Tembadau (Banteng) wild cattle, Tiger, and Yellow-headed Tortoise.

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