Most species of flying foxes are Endangered - many Critically Endangered. They are threatened by hunting and habitat destruction.  #endangered

Stunning photograph of a Flying fox! Endangered - many critically. They are threatened by hunting and habitat destruction. Think before you harm this beautiful creature.

Nearly half of all primates are in danger of becoming extinct, according to a study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Habitat destruction and hunting for food and the illegal wildlife trade are the main threats to the world's 634 primate species – 303 of which are now classed as vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered. Here are some of the species under threat.

In pictures: Meet the world's endangered primates

Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey, Rhinopithecus roxellana qinlingensis found in China is an endangered animal

Did you know palm oil is responsible for severe habitat destruction, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses? Here's how to avoid it! www.causeyoucareco.com #palmoil

Palm Oil: How and Why to Avoid It

Did you know palm oil is responsible for severe habitat destruction, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses? Here's how to avoid it!

The International Animal Rescue organization recently opened an orangutan "pre-school" in Borneo where orphaned baby orangutans learn to climb, socialize and live among their peers without the threat of poaching or habitat destruction. Could there be anything cuter? The answer- no.

The International Animal Rescue organization recently opened an orangutan "pre-school" in Borneo where orphaned baby orangutans learn to climb, socialize and live among their peers without the threat of poaching or habitat destruction. Could there be anyt

"Shocking Print Ads Show How Habitat Destruction Affects Wildlife" (photo essay) (via DesignTAXI) (10 December 2014) Sanctuary India has created a series of "shocking concept print ads" that show "how habitat destruction affects wildlife."

Creative director Ganesh Prasad Acharya and copywriter Kaushik Katty Roy have created a series of shocking print ads for environmental news magazines Sanctuary Asia, that show the effects of deforestation and wildlife destruction.

cutest endangered species_ Sand cats The smallest of all wild cats, sand cats are the size of domestic cats and are found in the deserts of northern Africa and central Asia.

10 of the cutest endangered species

Rare sand cat kittens born in Israel's Zoological Center of Tel Aviv, a country where they've been extinct for 12 years.

The Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) is a large lemur native to Madagascar.  This beautiful lemur is one of the world's rarest mammals with only several hundred left in the wild. The species is threatened by habitat destruction. Recently, however, educational programs in Madagascar show hope for better protection of this vulnerable species.(Source: digdaga, via beverleyshiller)

Von der Decken's sifaka (Propithecus deckenii) is a sifaka native to Madagascar. Today, the Von der Decken's sifaka is listed as Vulnerable, but if habitat destruction continues in Madagascar it won't be long before it's

It's #TurtleTuesday? That's my cue!  This big-head belongs to none other than the Madagascar Big-headed Turtle. This beautiful species is considered the 15th most endangered turtle species in the world. Like many of Madagascar's unique turtle species, they are the victim of habitat destruction, local consumption, and illegal export for the pet trade. It's important to keep these guys in mind, on #TurtleTuesday and every other day that ends in Y!

It's #TurtleTuesday? That's my cue! This big-head belongs to none other than the Madagascar Big-headed Turtle. This beautiful species is considered the 15th most endangered turtle species in the world. Like many of Madagascar's unique turtle species, they are the victim of habitat destruction, local consumption, and illegal export for the pet trade. It's important to keep these guys in mind, on #TurtleTuesday and every other day that ends in Y!

Araripe Manakin: It was discovered in 1996 and scientifically described in 1998. (Brazil)

The Araripe Manakin, Antilophia Bokermanni, is a critically endangered bird from the family of Manakins (Pipridae).: It was discovered in 1996 and scientifically described in 1998 in Brazil.

The Fiji banded iguana is considered seriously endangered due to habitat destruction and predation. We’re working to save this species and #EndExtinction | Eye to Eye by Paul E.M.

Our Herpetology department maintains the largest captive colony of these and manages the Fiji Banded Species Survival Program (SSP) to support future conservation efforts. by Paul Manaig

The Green (Sea) Turtle is an Endangered Species, even though it is now protected throughout most of the world. Threats to the species include illegal hunting, habitat destruction, pollution, and accidental entanglement in fishing lines. Green Turtle @ Sipadan by lndr, via Flickr

The Green (Sea) Turtle is an Endangered Species, even though it is now protected throughout most of the world. Threats to the species include illegal hunting, habitat destruction, pollution, and accidental entanglement in fishing lines

The Takin is a goat-antelope native to the Himalayas and neighbouring areas. The Takin is listed as Endangered in China and Vulnerable in the rest of the world, threatened by overhunting and habitat destruction.

The Takin aka cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a goat-antelope native to the Himalayas and neighbouring areas. The Takin is listed as Endangered in China and Vulnerable in the rest of the world, threatened by overhunting and habitat destruction.

The satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus)

In Photos: The Wacky Animals of Madagascar

Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko ~ Uroplatus phantasticus ~ The smallest of 12 species of bizarre-looking leaf-tailed geckos. The nocturnal creature has extremely cryptic camouflage so it can hide out in the forests of Madagascar.

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LEMUR- Von der Decken's Sifaka (Propithecus deckenii) is a sifaka native to Madagascar. Today, the Von der Decken's sifaka is listed as Vulnerable, but if habitat destruction continues in Madagascar it won't be long before it's Endangered.

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