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How we could save 515 animals on the brink of extinction

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Recently, scientists analyzed 30,000 species and found that 515 of them contain fewer than 1,000 living individuals.

These animals are on the brink of extinction.

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The list includes 74 mammals, 335 birds, 41 reptiles, and 65 amphibians.

But there's still hope.

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With a serious commitment to controlling wildlife trade and conserving ecosystems, these species could be saved, lead study author Gerardo Ceballos, an ecologist at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, tells Inverse.

Here are just 10 of the species that could be saved.

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Wondiwoi Tree Kangaroo

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Streaked Weed Warbler

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Walia Ibex

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Golden Lion Tamarin

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whooping crane

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Grand Cayman Blue Iguana

Harlequin frog

Gerardo Ceballos

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Northern River Terrapin

Sumatran rhino

Rhett A. Butler

Cerulean Paradise‐flycatcher

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