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  On the edge of extinction
Dominic Wormell
1/8 The Pied Tamarin comes from Brazil and is critically endangered because people are catching them and keeping them as pets.
Vickie L. Caraway
2/8 This colourful shrub has only been found in Hawaii and there are only 25 left as people have been stamping on them.
David W. Weller
3/8 There are less than 50 Pacific grey whales left alive and they are being hunted to extinction.
Tony Palliser
4/8 Large numbers of black-browed albatrosses are dying after being accidentally caught on fishermen's hooks.
Rebecca Cairns Wicks
5/8 The St Helena Ebony shrub was thought to be extinct until two were found in 1980 on a small island in the Altantic Ocean. They are now being used to create more of their kind.
Giovanni Bearzi
6/8 The number of dolphins in the Mediterranean has fallen by more than 50% in the last 40 years because of overfishing.
Christine Parent
7/8 This snail comes from the Galapagos Islands, but they are dying out because roads and houses are being built on their natural habitat.
Andrew G Duthie
8/8 The riverine rabbit is critically endangered and can only be found in South Africa. It is thought there are less than 500 left.

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