Endangered Animal Species: Akiki

Thousands of endangered species around the world are on the brink of extinction. And human beings are biodiversity’s greatest enemy: we’re responsible for the endangered status of 99% of at-risk species.

A handful of conservationists have been hard at work changing the story for a number of endangered populations. But in the U.S., hundreds of species are still fighting a losing battle for survival.

NetCredit created a series of posters celebrating the wildlife that each State could lose forever. The image above is the akiki of Hawaii. Avian malaria is a serious threat to the akikiki, and global warming could exacerbate that threat by eliminating nearly all areas where malaria transmission is currently temperature limited.

See the full collection of images at NetCredit here. 

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