List of Critically Endangered species in United Arab Emirates

This is a list of Critically Endangered species in United Arab Emirates 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.

Caretta caretta North West Indian Ocean subpopulation Loggerhead Turtle 84127873 CR
Vanellus gregarius Sociable Plover 22694053 CR
Emberiza aureola Yellow-breasted Bunting 22720966 CR
Pristis zijsron Green Sawfish 39393 CR
Rhynchobatus djiddensis Whitespotted Wedgefish 39394 CR
Glaucostegus granulatus Sharpnose Guitarfish 60166 CR
Rhynchobatus laevis Smoothnose Wedgefish 41854 CR
Rhina ancylostoma Mud Skate 41848 CR
Glaucostegus halavi Halavi Guitarfish 161408 CR
Eretmochelys imbricata Hawksbill Turtle 8005 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)