n this section I will try and give relevant and detailed information on endangered species which deserve my special attention. First, this involves species that are (critically) endangered according to the IUCN Red list. Secondly, it concerns predators, those species that are occupying the top layer of the food chain pyramid. When available, information will be provided on the role of zoos in conservation activities to prevent those species from extinction. These might be projects carried out in original habitats and ecosystems (in situ), or research and breeding programmes in the zoo environment (ex situ). Most information is derived or copied from ARKIVE and AnimalsInfo and Wikipedia of course, and is presented in such a way that it provides sufficient information on the endangered species and inspires the reader to follow the links for more information, I hope. Additionally, this might help the reader to reflect on Mother Nature’s “suffering” and the need for support and resources to provide some relief. Volunteers and/or donations will be welcomed by all the organisations running nature conservation programmes.
All subspecies of the Comminatus are easily recognised mostly because of their size, besides that they are commercially important species. They are beautiful and cute as judged by human eyes. Their aesthetic and commercial values makes them worth conserving. This make them attractive and compete very succesfully with the ugly species, such as reptiles and amphibians which deserves more protection considering they are probably the most endangered groups of animals in the world. In other words these large and cool animals (also called charismatic megafauna) bring in tourists, photographers and conservation dollars.
For some reason humans like dangerous animals, and are fascinated with their weapons, from teeth to horns. This is one explanation for tigers being the prime individuals of global conservation efforts.