Most Poached Animals in the World

African Elephants

Once thriving across Africa, elephants face relentless poaching for their ivory tusks, pushing them towards extinction.

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Rhinos

Rampant poaching for their horns has decimated rhino populations, with some species critically endangered.

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Pangolins

Highly prized for their scales and meat, pangolins are the most trafficked mammals globally, driving them towards extinction.

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Tigers

Poaching and habitat loss threaten the majestic tiger, symbolizing the plight of many endangered species.

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Lions

Illegal hunting and habitat fragmentation endanger the king of the jungle, with populations dwindling rapidly.

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Gorillas

Despite conservation efforts, gorillas remain vulnerable to poaching and habitat destruction, endangering their survival.

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Leopards

Targeted for their beautiful fur and as trophies, leopards confront grave threats from poaching and habitat loss.

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Snow Leopards

Prized for their pelts and bones, snow leopards confront intense poaching pressure, imperiling their existence.

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Sea Turtles

Illegal trade in their shells and eggs, alongside bycatch in fishing gear, poses a grave threat to sea turtle populations.

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Lemurs

Endemic to Madagascar, lemurs face habitat destruction and poaching, driving many species towards extinction.

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Orangutans

Deforestation, habitat degradation, and poaching for the pet trade  endanger orangutan populations, demanding urgent conservation action.

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Vaquita

With just a few dozen left, vaquita porpoises face extinction due to  illegal fishing practices, necessitating immediate protection measures.

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