List of Critically Endangered species in Bangladesh

This is a list of Critically Endangered species in Bangladesh according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Houbaropsis bengalensis Bengal Bustard 22692015 CR
Vatica lanceaefolia 33031 CR
Dicerorhinus sumatrensis Sumatran Rhinoceros 6553 CR
Manouria emys Six-legged Tortoise 12774 CR
Indotestudo elongata Red-nosed Tortoise 10824 CR
Batagur baska Northern River Terrapin 97358453 CR
Sonneratia griffithii 178799 CR
Porcula salvania Pygmy Hog 21172 CR
Batagur kachuga Bengal Roof Turtle 10949 CR
Batagur dhongoka Three-striped Roof Turtle 10953 CR
Gyps tenuirostris Slender-billed Vulture 22729460 CR
Gavialis gangeticus Gharial 8966 CR
Glaucostegus obtusus Widenose Guitarfish 60170 CR
Glaucostegus thouin Clubnose Guitarfish 60175 CR
Rhodonessa caryophyllacea Pink-headed Duck 22680344 CR
Aythya baeri Baer's Pochard 22680384 CR
Rhinoceros sondaicus Javan Rhinoceros 19495 CR
Ardea insignis White-bellied Heron 22697021 CR
Aquilaria malaccensis Lign-aloes 32056 CR
Sarcogyps calvus Red-headed Vulture 22695254 CR
Calidris pygmaea Spoon-billed Sandpiper 22693452 CR


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)