Extinction is a piece of the cycle of life. It goes with the characteristic procedure of Evolution. Just like how the dinosaurs no longer roams the face of the earth.

We can’t blame however the quickening pace of extinction merely to nature but to man.

The Philippines is one of the 18 mega-biodiverse nations of the world, containing 66% of the world’s biodiversity and somewhere in the range of 70% and 80% of the world’s plant and animal species.

It positions fifth in the quantity of plant species and keeps up 5% of the world’s verdure. Species endemism is extremely high, covering in any event 25 genera of plants and 49% of earthbound wild life, while the nation positions fourth in winged animal endemism.

Likewise, Philippines is one of the world’s biodiversity hot spots with at any rate 700 undermined species, in this way making it one of the top worldwide preservation territories.

Here are a list of Species in the Philippines on their last Hurrah:

The Philippine Eagle/Monkey-Eating Eagle (Pithecophagajefferyi)

The Philippine Eagle/Monkey-Eating Eagle

It’s the country’s national bird which is native to the southern Philippines.

It is described by a dark colored and white plume pattern and shaggy peak, It’s believed to be one of the biggest and most dominant winged animals on Earth. A full-developed grown-up can develop to as large as four feet (ft) tall and can weigh as much as nine kilograms (kg).

Real dangers to the Philippine eagle’s survival are deforestation, mining, and pollution.

Captive reproducing projects have been ineffective and the only way is to secure its environment which in some way or another hard to accomplish.

Philippine Fresh Water Crocodile (Crocodylus Mindorensis)

Philippine Fresh Water Crocodile, Crocodylus Mindorensis
Philippine, crocodile at the Mandalay Bay aquarium in Las Vegas.

Philippine crocodiles are among the most jeopardized of the freshwater crocodiles. Little, with moderately expansive noses, on their backs they have thick hard plates. They have somewhere in the range of 66 and 68 teeth which normally drop out, to be supplanted by new ones. Their brilliant darker shading obscures as they develop.

The females are somewhat littler than males. This basically imperiled species was once common all through the Philippines yet today lives on just a couple of islands. Only around 250 of them were left.

Crocodylus mindorensis appears to incline toward small wetlands, yet has additionally been found in shallow normal lakes and swamps, & man-made water reservoirs. They can also be found in shallow restricted brooks, littoral rivulets and mangrove zones, and quicker streaming bigger waterways in the mountains up to 850 m.

They have been seen in both the Sierra Madre and Cordillera Mountains in quick streaming waterways with rapids and profound pools lined by limestone cliffs. The cliffs have caverns thought to be utilized as concealing spots. The Philippine crocodile has likewise been found to make tunnels in sandy and dirt stream banks.

Tamaraw (babalus Mindorensis)

Tamaraw in Mindoro

Tamaraws are also known as Mindoro dwarf buffalo which is a distant cousin of carabao. It is endemic in the Island of Mindoro , Philippines and is the only endemic bovine in the country.

It has a smaller build than that of the common Asian Water Buffalo with a straight, V-shape horn.

Visayan Warty Pig (Sus cebifrons)

Wild boar

The Visayan warty pig has a dark grey color and the body is scantily secured with bristly hairs. In females these fibers are normally dim, while males frequently have light brown colored or brilliant fibers.

There is a tuft of hair in the middle of the ears. In grown-up males from the island of Panay, this tuft develops into a long mane which keeps running from the head to the tail. This may hang over the face, covering the eyes! Like all pigs, the face is long and finishes with a round nasal plate.

Despite the fact that it is called a warty pig, facial moles of this species are little and just found in males. These pigs are best perceived by the white stripe which runs over the extension of the nose behind the mouth.

The vanishing of this species on the island of Cebu was not just due to unlawful hunting and logging but also rural land clearing. The animal’s natural surroundings were transformed into rice fields to oblige the developing interest for harvests in the district.

Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia)


The red-vented cockatoo also called the Philippine cockatoo or kalangay, is a fundamentally jeopardized types of cockatoo that is endemic to the Philippines. It is generally the size and state of the Tanimbar corella. However is effectively recognized by the red plumes around the vent.

This specie used to be common in the entire nation however, today, just 180 of them are known to live in the wild inside the timberlands of Palawan.

Negros Bleeding-Heart (Gallicolumba keayi)

Negros Bleeding-Heart

Negros bleeding-heart is a type of pigeon endemic to the Philippines. It is found on the islands of Negros and Panay. It is critically imperiled; proceeding with paces of backwoods misfortune on the two islands where it thrives.

Bleeding-hearts are so-called due to a clear red or orange fix of plumage on the bosom of the winged animal that takes after a cut injury. Notwithstanding, in this species the fix of plumage is smaller than in different types of bleeding hearts.

Philippine Naked-Backed Fruit Bat (Dobsomia chapmani)

Naked-Backed Fruit Bat

The Philippine naked-backed fruit bat or Philippine bare-backed fruit bat is a megabat that for the most part lives on Negros Island. Two little populaces were likewise found on Cebu Island in the Philippines. Like other bare-backed fruit bats, its wings meet along the mid-line of their bodies, making it a nimble flier.

These bats get their name from the wings connection on the mid line of their back, which gives them a stripped appearance. Philippine bare back bats have 2 bigger upper incisors, and two little lower incisors. Their thumb has a claw, yet not the first phalange on the wing driving edge.

 Dinagat Bushy-Tailed Cloud Rat (Crateromys australis)

The Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat, Dinagat crateromys or Dinagat cloud rat is a type of cloud rat in the family Muridae. It is one of the eight cloud rodents found uniquely in the Philippines, and is explicitly endemic to Dinagat Island. It is referred to locally as hawili.

The bushy-tailed cloud rat seems to be the most ancient, in light of various physical characters that set it apart from the others. For example, its teeth and highlights of its skull.

Philippine Spotted Deer (Cervus alfredi)

Spotted Deer

The Visayan spotted deer is otherwise called the Philippine spotted deer or Prince Alfred’s deer. It is a nocturnal and imperiled type of deer found fundamentally in the rainforests of the Visayan islands of Panay and Negros. However it once meandered different islands, for example, Cebu, Guimaras, Leyte, Masbate, and Samar.

This types of deer is relatively little with its short legs. In any case, they are the largest deer species you can discover in the nation’s Visayan Islands.

The Philippine Tarsier (Carlito syrichta)

Tarsier of Bohol

It is referred to locally as mawumag in Cebuano and other Visayan dialects, magô in Winaray and mamag in Tagalog. It’s a type of tarsier endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the southeastern piece of the archipelago, especially on the islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao.

The Philippine tarsier is viewed as perhaps the littlest specie of primates on the planet. They measure around 118 to 149 millimeters (mm) and they gauge some place from 113 to 142 grams. As opposed to their little bodies, tarsiers have unmistakably enormous eyes. Their life systems demonstrates that a tarsier eyeball is as large as the animal’s mind.

Extinction is something that is beyond our control as it is the law of nature. However, we can lessen its pace by preserving the natural habitat of these animals.


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