List of endangered animals in India

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Critically Endangered species in India According to the Red Data Book of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are 47 critically endangered species in India (As of 5 September 2011):[1]

The Red List of 2012 was released at the Rio +20 Earth Summit. It contains 132 species of plants and animals in India listed as critically endangered.[2][3][4]

Critically Endangered[edit]


  1. White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis)
  2. Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps)
  3. Forest Owlet (Athene blewitti)
  4. Baer's Pochard (Aythya baeri)
  5. Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus)
  6. Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus)
  7. White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)
  8. Indian Vulture (Gyps indicus)
  9. Slender-billed Vulture (Gyps tenuirostris)
  10. Bengal Florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis)
  11. Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa)
  12. Jerdon's Courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus)
  13. Pink-headed Duck (Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
  14. Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)
  15. Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius)
  16. Bugun liocichla (Liocichla bugunorum)


  1. Knifetooth sawfish (Anoxypristis cuspidata)
  2. Pondicherry shark (Carcharhinus hemiodon)
  3. Ganges shark (Glyphis gangeticus)
  4. Deccan labeo (Labeo potail)
  5. Largetooth sawfish (Pristis microdon)
  6. Longcomb sawfish (Pristis zijsron)

Reptiles and amphibians

  1. Northern river terrapin (Batagur baska)
  2. Red-crowned roofed turtle (Batagur kachuga)
  3. Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
  4. Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
  5. Ghats wart frog (Fejervarya murthii)
  6. Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)
  7. Gundia Indian frog (Indirana gundia)
  8. Toad-skinned frog (Indirana phrynoderma)
  9. Charles Darwin's frog (Ingerana charlesdarwini)
  10. Rao's torrent frog (Micrixalus kottigeharensis)
  11. Amboli bush frog (Pseudophilautus amboli)
  12. White-spotted bush frog (Raorchestes chalazodes)
  13. Griet bush frog (Raorchestes griet)
  14. Munnar bush frog (Raorchestes munnarensis)
  15. Ponmudi bush frog (Raorchestes ponmudi)
  16. Sacred Grove bush frog (Raorchestes sanctisilvaticus)
  17. Shillong bubble-nest frog (Raorchestes shillongensis)
  18. Anaimalai flying frog (Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus)
  19. Assam roofed turtle (Pangshura sylhetensis)


  1. [Namdapha flying squirrel]] (Biswamoyopterus biswasi)
  2. Himalayan wolf ("Canis himalayensis")
  3. Kash (Crocidura andamanensis)
  4. Jenkins' shrew (Crocidura jenkinsi)
  5. Nicobar shrew (Crocidura nicobarica)
  6. Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)
  7. Kondana soft-furred rat (Millardia kondana)
  8. Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania)
  9. Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus)
  10. Malabar large-spotted civet (Viverra civettina)


Other species listed by the IUCN As of 2012:[5]






Listed by the IUCN As of 2012:[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Extinction Animals (Press Release)". Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  2. ^ Red list has 132 species of plants, animals from India
  3. ^
  4. ^ Extinction threat 'a call to world leaders' at Rio Earth Summit
  5. ^ "List of endangered species". Animal Info. Retrieved 2007-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Endangered Mammal List". Wildlife Institute of India (WII). Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-08-06.