Species

Tiger

 / ©: Vladimir Filonov / WWF-Canon
Panthera tigris altaica L., Amur tiger in the rehabilitation center of the wild animals "Utyos" near Khabarovsk (located at the confluence of the Amur and Ussuri rivers).Khabarovsk Krai Territory. Far East. Russian Federation
© Vladimir Filonov / WWF-Canon
The largest of all cats, the tiger (Panthera tigris spp.) is one of the world’s most admired and charismatic species – but it is also one of the most threatened. Only about 4,000 remain in the wild, most in isolated pockets spread across increasingly fragmented forests stretching from India to South-eastern China and from the Russian Far East to Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Giant Panda

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Species - Giant Panda
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While the Panda is one of the world’s most iconic species, known and loved across the world, this peaceful, bamboo-eating member of the bear family faces a number of threats to its survival. Its forest habitat is fragmented and populations are small and isolated from each other, and poaching remains an ever-present threat.

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Green Turtle

Green turtle in Sipadan, Sabah, Malaysia / ©: Adam Minu
Green turtle in Sipadan, Sabah, Malaysia
© Adam Minu
Marine turtles (Cheloniidae / Dermochelyidae families) fulfill important roles in marine ecosystems as they help to maintain seagrass beds and make them more productive. Without grazing by green turtles, seagrass blades grow tall and get choked by sediments that obscure the light and promote disease.

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Chinese White Dolphin

 / ©: Lindsay Porter
Chinese White Dolphin
© Lindsay Porter
Chinese white dolphins (Sousa chinensis) were first recorded in local waters as long ago as the 1600s. The dolphins’ habitat spans the Pearl River Estuary and is closely associated with the estuarine mixing zone between the river and the ocean.

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Black-faced Spoonbill

 / ©: Angus Lau
Black-faced Spoonbill
© Angus Lau
The Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) is a large white wading bird with a distinctively shaped beak-looking like a spoon, or a “pi pa” (Chinese musical instrument). The facial skin is bare and black in colour - hence its name. It stands about 76cm high and weighs about 1kg.

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Sharks

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, Grey reef shark. Curious and territorial, Grey reef sharks are among ... / ©: Cat Holloway / WWF-Canon
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, Grey reef shark. Curious and territorial, Grey reef sharks are among the most commonly encountered sharks on coral reefs. Fiji
© Cat Holloway / WWF-Canon
Sharks vary greatly in size and habit. Whale sharks are the largest of all fish and can grow up to 12 m long and weigh up to 12,000 kg. The smallest sharks are the tiny pygmy sharks, which are fully grown at 25 cm in length.

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Bluefin Tuna

 / ©: Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic Stock / WWF
Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) off the coast of Spain.
© Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic Stock / WWF
There are three species of Bluefin tuna, Southern bluefin tuna which is found in the Southern Oceans, Pacific bluefin tuna which is found in the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic bluefin tuna which is found in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

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