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Monday, October 3, 2016

Philippines Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for The PHILIPPINES in Southeast Asia lists 107 critically endangered species and 146 endangered species. Some critically endangered species are as follows: Alocasia Quilted Dreams plant, Andrews' Frigatebird, Blue-Winged Racket Tail bird, Cebu Brown Dove, Curran's Pitogo cycad plant, David's Tiger butterfly, Dinagat Island Cloud Rat, Dwarf Pygmy Goby fish, Isabella Oriole bird, Rafflesia magnifica flower*, Ross' Wolf Snake, Sulu Hornbill bird, Visayan Warty Pig, and Writhed-Billed Hornbill. Endangered species include the Apo Swallowtail butterfly, Arayat Pitogo plant, Balabac Chevrotain mammal, Black Shama bird, Calamian Hog Deer, Dark-Eared Brown Dove, Father Schoenig's Chocolate butterfly, Flame-Templed Babbler bird, Frog-Faced Softshell Turtle, Hammerhead Shark, Hennis' Paphiopedilum orchid, Japanese Eel, Luzon Peacock Swallowtail butterfly, Mindoro Zone-Tailed Pigeon, Red-Headed Flameback woodpecker bird, Tarictic Hornbill bird, Visayan Spotted Deer, and Whitefin Topeshark.

* This is a pungent parasitic plant — and it as well as fellow Rafflesia species are some of the world's largest flowers.

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