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Friday, December 2, 2016

Yemen Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for YEMEN in the Middle East and Southwest Asia lists 5 extinct species, 11 critically endangered species, and 46 endangered species. Here are Yemen's eleven critically endangered species: the Cadaba insularis small tree, Duvaliandra dioscoridis plant, Exacum socotranum flower (Persian Violet in commercial trade), Hawksbill Turtle, Hemidactylus dracaenacolus gecko, Northern Bald Ibis, Panicum socotranum grass, Pelargonium insularis plant, Scaevola socotraensis plant, Slender-Billed Curlew bird, and Sociable Plover bird. Endangered species include the Black Teatfish sea cucumber, Egyptian Eagle, Green Turtle, Hadramaut Himri fish, Lappet-Faced Vulture, Malagasy Pond Heron, Pygmy Blue Whale, Spiny Hadramaut Garra fish, and Steppe Eagle. Some species named after Yemen: the Yemen Blind Snake, Yemen Chameleon, Yemen Gazelle, Yemen Rock Gecko, and Yemen Thrush bird.

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