List of Endangered species in United Arab Emirates

This is a list of 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.

Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle 22696038 EN
Lethrinus mahsena Yellow-tailed Emperor 16720057 EN
Carcharhinus leiodon Smoothtooth Blacktip Shark 39371 EN
Sphyrna lewini Scalloped Hammerhead 39385 EN
Sphyrna mokarran Great Hammerhead 39386 EN
Chelonia mydas Green Turtle 4615 EN
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 22696495 EN
Parasimplastrea sheppardi 133692 EN
Stegostoma fasciatum Indian Ocean-Southeast Asian subpopulation Zebra Shark 71711476 EN
Eusphyra blochii Slender Hammerhead 41810 EN
Arabineura khalidi 60285 EN
Stegostoma fasciatum Zebra Shark 41878 EN
Sousa plumbea Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin 82031633 EN
Rhincodon typus Whale Shark 19488 EN
Haliaeetus leucoryphus Pallas's Sea-Eagle 22695130 EN
Torgos tracheliotos Lappet-faced Vulture 22695238 EN
Sphyrna lewini Western Indian Ocean subpopulation 165294 EN
Calidris tenuirostris Great Knot 22693359 EN
Carcharhinus dussumieri Whitecheek Shark 70680197 EN
Arabitragus jayakari Arabian Tahr 9918 EN
Megaptera novaeangliae Arabian Sea subpopulation Humpback Whale 132835 EN


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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)