Going going gone: 100 animals and plants on the verge of extinction


Shelfmark: WI/RA/003

This book is a pictorial guide to rare and threatened animals and plants of the world. The majority of the species included are on the IUCN redlist. Each entry comprises a full page photograph and a details page.  The information supplied includes common name, local name, scientific name, size, status, population, lifespan, range, and threats.  A footer supplied by each contributing conservation organisation contains practical ways in which people can help.


One hundred wildlife conservation groups from around the world were asked : ‘if you could pick one species that epitomises your work, which would it be?’ Organisations ranging from the RSPB to WWF to the Lemur Conservation Foundation and the Galapagos Conservation Trust gave their answers. Each answer provides a synopsis of the threats faced by their selection, an outline of the work being done to save them , and also a way in which the reader can help.

  • Highlights a great variety of threatened species – both the charismatic and the less appealing – while explaining why each is important.
  • Provides a compelling analysis of the species that are most at risk of disappearing from our world – and what it will mean to us to lose them.
  • With beautiful full-page photographs of each of the 100 species selected, this is a book that fascinated and inspires.


African Elephant
African Penquin
Amazonian Manatee
Amur Leopard
Acient Woodland
Andean Condor
Argali Sheep
Asian Elephant
Azraq Killifish
Barbary Macaque
Basking Shark
Bechstein’s Bat
Black Poplar
Black Rhinocerous
Blue-grey Taildropper
Blue-throated Macaw
Bottlenose Dolphin
Brown Hyena
Common Crane
Common Dormouse
Common Hippopotamus
Coral Reefs
Dall’s Porpoise
Delhi Sands Flower-loving Fly
Distinguished Jumping Spider
Eastern Lowland Gorilla
Ethiopian Wolf
Eurasian Curlew
Eurasian Lynx
European Stag Beetle
Florida Panther
Freshwater Pearl Mussel
Gouldian Finch
Grandider’s Baobab
Great Crested Newt
Greater Bamboo Lemur
Greek Red Damselfly
Green Turtle
Grey Nurse Shark
Gurney’s Pitta
Hairy-nosed Otter
Hawaiian Cotton Tree
Humphead Wrasse
Irish Hare
Javan Leaf Monkey
Jocotoco Antpitta
Leather Back Turtle
Little Whirlpool Ram’s-Horn Snail
Long-eared Owl
Mangrove Finch
Marsh Fritillary
Mediterranean Monk Seal
Natterjack Toad
North Atlantic Right Whale
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Painted Dog
Philippine Eagle Owl
Pine Marten
Piping Plover
Polar Bear
Pygmy Hog
Pygmy Rwandan Water Lily
Red Ruffed Lemur
Red Squirrel
Red-breasted Goose
Roseate Tern
Rosewoods of Madagascar
Scalloped Hammerhead
Scaly-sided Merganser
Scimitar-horned Oryx
Sharp-tailed Snake
Short-beaked Common Dolphin
Siamese Crocodile
Siberian Crane
Siberian Tiger
Snow Leopard
South China Tiger
Spectacled Bear
Spiny Seahorse
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Sumatran Tiger
Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle
Trinidad Piping Guan
Tristan Albatross
Woolly Monkey
Yellow-eyed Penquin

Appendix 1: Conservation Groups
Appendix 2: Photographers

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