May 20

Join us in celebrating Arkive’s 12th birthday by checking out these 12 species that have been downlisted on the IUCN red list!

 

Costa Rica brook frog

Costa Rica brook frog photo

Costa Rica brook frog, clinging to a stem

Through conservation work, such as translocation, and biological research the Costa Rica brook frog was downlisted from critically endangered to endangered in 2013.

 

Rodrigues fody

Rodrigues fody photo

Male Rodrigues fody

With protections put in to place for the island of Rodrigues watersheds, it allowed surrounding forests to mature and recover. This, among many other factors have helped the Rodrigues fody, get downlisted from vulnerable to near threatened in 2013.

 

Black-footed albatross

Black-footed albatross photo

Black-footed albatross looking towards camera

The black-footed albatross, currently still under the threat from by-catch, yet with conservation efforts, it has been downlisted from vulnerable to near threatened in 2013.

 

Red-cockaded woodpecker

Red-cockaded woodpecker in flight

Red-cockaded woodpecker photo

There are many conservation actions in place in the red-cockaded woodpecker, in 2013 it was downlisted from vulnerable to near threatened.

 

Island fox

Island fox photo

Island fox yawning

Through captive breedings and reintroduction programs, in 2013 the island fox was downlisted from critically endangered to near threatened.

 

Rodrigues warbler

Rodrigues warbler photo

Rodrigues warbler front view

With continuous work and efforts, in 2013 the Rodrigues warbler was downlisted from endangered to near threatened.

 

Cactus (Discocactus horstii)

Cactus (Discocactus horstii) photo

Wild Discocactus horstii

With strict protections placed on the Cactus (Discocactus horstii), it was downlisted from endangered to vulnerable in 2013.

 

Black-browed albatross

Black-browed albatross

Black-browed albatross courtship

The greatest threat of the black-browed albatross is by-catch, yet with continued work and monitoring, in 2013 it was downlisted from endangered to near threatened.

 

Lear’s macaw

Lear's macaw photo

Pair of Lear’s macaws

With protections efforts and conservation work there has a steady increase in the Lear’s macaw population and in 2009 it was downlisted from critically endangered to endangered.

 

Black lion tamarin

Black lion tamarin photo

Black lion tamarin

Translocating the black lion tamarin, among many other efforts, helped with decrease of inbreeding depression. In 2008, the black lion tamarin was downlisted from critically endangered to endangered.

 

Przewalski’s horse

Przewalski's horse photo

Group of Przewalski’s horses running

Through captive breeding and and reintroduction programs, in 2008 the Przewalski’s horse was downlisted from critically endangered to endangered.

 

Black-footed ferret

Black-footed ferret photo

Black-footed ferret infant

With a very successful captive-breeding program and through many other efforts, the black-footed ferret was downlisted from extinct in the wild to endangered.

 

As you read through all of the fantastic success stories you might have noticed that some of the IUCN listings need to be updated on Arkive. Well, we are happy to say that Arkive will be going through a huge update soon and their statuses will be updated.

We hope that next year, we have even more success stories to share with you!

 

Happy 12th birthday Arkive!!

Ariadne Pineda, Arkive Production Coordinator, Wildscreen USA

 

 

  • Annelise Howes (May 21st, 2015 at 8:54 am):

    Wonderful news for 12 animals……not yet out of the woods, but your good news make my heart sing.
    Thank you to all the wonderful people and their efforts to improve our world.