VULNERABLE

Vulnerable

A species faces a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Total Animal Species Vulnerable - 6276

Panthera uncia

Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopards range is typically the southern Himalayas and the mountains of Central Asia and Siberia. The species favour rough terrain and rocky outcrops.

The Snow Leopards are vulnerable due to increasing retaliative killing and prey decline. They are also hunted for illegal trade for pelts, bones and other body parts.

Further to this transboundary regulation is not sufficient, and policies rarely consider the conservation of the Snow Leopard during infrastructure planning.

There are an estimated 3000 mature Snow Leopards left with numbers decreasing.

Gulo gulo

Wolverine

The Wolverine is found in the Northern hemisphere in remote areas such as the Nordic countries in Europe and Alaska. The Wolverine is divided into two groups; Scandinavian, which has a population of approximately 900 and Karelian with an estimated 200 in the Wild. The habitat of this species ranges from alpine to forests and are found in both coniferous and deciduous woodlands. One of the largest threats is killing by intolerance of the species by local humans and climate change affecting the environment, where good snow is required for the Wolverine.

Physeter macrocephalus

Sperm Whale

Seen in nearly all marine regions, the Sperm Whale has a large range but are found typically in areas with deep water. The Sperm Whale suffered massive losses through whaling, which met its peak in 1950, where 25,000 were killed each year.

Whales are also susceptible to being caught in fishing gear, particularly gillnets.

Because of the gestation rate of Sperm Whales, increasing the population would be incredibly slow, and the effects of whaling will be felt for many years within the species.

Data and information used and edited from IUCN 2020. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2020-1. https://www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 19 March 2020.

Information correct as of 19/04/2020