Why are saolas critically endangered?

Saola is threatened primarily by hunting, rather than habitat loss. The main hunting threat comes from commercial poaching, not subsistence hunting by local people. In Southeast Asia, most endangered species of wildlife are threatened by targeted offtake for the wildlife trade, either for bushmeat or traditional Asian medicine.

Our chosen answer was the saola is currently considered to be critically endangered. Its restrictive habitat requirements and aversion to human proximity are likely to endanger it through habitat loss and habitat fragmentation.

What are the reasons for the loss of saolas?

Another reason for the loss of these species is loss in habitat. Humans destroy the forests where saolas live and use them for agriculture and other infrastructures. This either fragments the saola population or reduces the size of their habitat. Fragmentation will also decrease genetic diversity and create issues like inbreeding.

Is the saola endangered?

Your research on Saola is very detailed. There are many critically endangered species and if we don’t act now, they may vanish from earth. Thanks for this activism. Rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on June 20, 2013: Wow .this is fascinating! What a shame that such a recently discovered, beautiful species like the saola is endangered.

You may be wondering “Is the saola an endangered species?”

The chosen answer was so you can understand why the Saola (scientific name Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) has taken on mythical status in the region around its home territory. The “Asian unicorn” is mild-mannered, mysterious, and, unfortunately, critically endangered by mankind.

The saola, one of the most critically endangered species in the world and on the IUCN red list, is a very rare and distinct species that was discovered only around a couple of decades before in May 1992, often called the “Asian Unicorn .” We will look into the details of how the saola was discovered,.

None exist in captivity and this rarely-seen mammal is already critically endangered. Scientists have categorically documented saola in the wild on only four occasions to date. Map data provided by IUCN.

Can You Help Us Save the saolas?

Let us help save the saolas and our planet. There are so many other critically endangered, endangered and threatened species all over the planet in various habitat / ecosystem. We have also lost so many other species due to the destruction caused by humans apart from natural catastrophes.