May 18, 2024, 07:02 PM IST

8 most endangered species in india

Varnika Srivastava

Bengal tigers, a significant part of the world's tiger population, are facing a decline due to poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict in India.

Bengal tiger

The Asiatic lion, once native to India, is now an endangered species in India, with only 500-650 individuals remaining. Farmers' use of illegal fences and irrigation wells has led to lion deaths.

The Asiatic lion

Snow leopards' population is decreasing due to human interference, poaching, domestic livestock, conflicts, hydroelectric projects, and limited cub production, affecting their natural habitats in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Himalayas.

Snow leopard

Indian rhinoceros, once near extinction due to horn-hunting and agricultural pests.

Indian rhinoceros

The blackbuck, an Indian antelope, is now one of the most endangered species in India due to severe poaching, habitat loss, and threats from predators, pesticides, and vehicles.


Lion-tailed macaque population in Western Ghats rainforests declines 20% due to threats like hunting, roadkills, and habitat loss, with shyness and reduced foraging time.

Lion-tailed macaque

In 2010, a rare tree frog species was discovered in Kerala's Anamudi summit, with only 300 remaining, and scientists recommend top-priority conservation for this rare species.

Resplendent Tree Frog 

The Kashmiri red stag, a critically endangered species, is facing a population decline due to habitat fragmentation, grazing encroachment, and low fawn-female ratio in India.

 Kashmiri red stag

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports