Top 5 Most Endangered Species in India in 2024

Endangered species in India are are facing the threat of extinction and urgently need project and protection to get saved. Human growth has pushed pushing wildlife to the brink of extinction, habitat loss and massive deforestation leading from wildlife to urban wildlife.

Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica)


Asiatic lion population is restricted to Gir National Park and the surrounding forest area of Gujarat. The lion population recovered from the brink of extinction to 523 individuals and listed under IUCN Red list of endangered species in India.

Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)


Bengal tiger is an apex predator of Indian forest but due to human–wildlife conflict, loss of prey, habitat destruction and deforestation, The Panthera tigris) listed as Endangered Species on the IUCN. The Panthera tigris threatened by Poaching for illegal trade of body parts for medicinal purpose.

Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus)


Indian elephant is smaller than the African elephant species and native to mainland Asia but most of the population found in India. The elephant species is also threatened by habitat loss and Poaching for ivory, has been listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius)


Nilgiri tahr is endangered and endemic to the Nilgiri Hills as well as some part of the Western and Eastern Ghats. This stocky goat inhabits the open montane grassland habitat but primarily threatened by habitat loss and poaching for bushmeat.

Lion-tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus)


The wanderoo is a black macaque looks like a lion by face and tail, Hence called as lion-tailed macaque. Lion-tailed macaques is no longer on ‘The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates’ but still on endangered species in India.

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