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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Niger Endangered Species


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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for NIGER in West Africa lists one extinct-in-the-wild species (Scimitar-Horned Oryx), seven critically endangered species, and eight endangered species. Niger's critically endangered species are the Addax (White Antelope), Addra Gazelle, Hooded Vulture, Monkfish, Rueppell's Griffon Vulture, White-Backed Vulture, and White-Headed Vulture. Alestes bouboni fish, Cape Hunting Dogs, Egyptian Eagles, Lappet-Faced Vultures, Philochortus zolii lizards, Rhim Gazelles, Saker Falcons, and Steppe Eagles are endangered in Niger. Philatelic fact: the Alestes bouboni fish is featured on Niger's 120 Franc stamp from the year 1984.

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