Today, November 30th, is Remembrance Day for Lost Species

10,000 species lost every year

200 lost every day

In my lifetime, animal populations on the planet have decreased by 70%

Let us remember those we know that we’ve lost, and those we never had a chance to know…

Ivory-billed Woodpecker – 2021

Bridled White-eye – 2021

Kauai akialoa – 2021

Kauai nukupuu – 2021

Kauai ‘o ‘o (honeyeater) – 2021

Large Kauai thrush (kama) – 2021

Little Mariana Fruitbat – 2021

Maui akepa – 2021

Maui nukupuu – 2021

Molokai creeper (kakawahie) – 2021

Phyllostegia glabra var. lanaiensis – 2021

Po’ouli (honeycreeper) – 2021

Bachman’s Warbler – 2021

Flat pigtoe – 2021

Southern acornshell – 2021

Stirrupshell – 2021

Upland combshell – 2021

Green blossom (pearly mussel) – 2021

Tubercled blossom (pearly mussel) – 2021

Turgid blossom (pearly mussel) – 2021

Yellow blossom (pearly mussel) – 2021

San Marcos gambusia – 2021

Scioto madtom – 2021

Splendid Poison Frog – 2020

Smooth Handfish – 2020

West African Black Rhinoceros – 2011

Northern White Rhinoceros – 2018

Pyrenean Ibex – 2000

Passenger Pigeon – 1914

Quagga – 1883

Caribbean Monk Seal – 2008

Sea Mink – ~1875

Tasmanian Tiger – 1936

Tecopa Pupfish – 1970

Javan Tiger – 1976

Great Auk – ~1855

Bubal Hartebeest – ~1954

Dodo – 1662

Stellar’s Sea Cow – 1768

Chinese River Dolphin – 2002

Carolina Parakeet – 1918

Darwin’s Galapagos mouse – 1930

Toolache Wallaby – 1982

Spix’s Macaw – 2000

Black Andean Toad – 2004

Thick-billed Ground Dove – 2005

Alatroa Grebe – 1982

Liverpool Pigeon – 2008

Tecopa Pupfish – 1982

Round Island Burrowing Boa – 1975

Black-faced Honeycreeper – 2004

Dutch Alcon Blue Butterfly – 1979

10,000 species lost every year

Holdridge’s Toad – 2004

St Helena Olive – 2003

Sri Lanka Legume Tree – 1998

Arunchal Hoppea Tree – 1998

Madeiran Large White butterfly – 2007

Golden Toad – 2007

Nullabor Dwarf Bettong – 2016

Desert Bettong – 2016

Lesser Stick-Nest Rat – 2016

Ridley’s Stick Insect – 2016

Contomastix Charrua lizard – 2016

Bramble Cay Melomys – 2016

Rabb’s Fringe-limbed tree frog – 2016

Capricorn Rabbit-Rat – 2016

Broad-cheeked Hopping Mouse – 2016

Long-eared Mouse – 2016

Conomastix – Charrua – 2016

Christmas Island Pipistrelle – 2017

Beaverpond Marstonia snail – 2017

what will be next?

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