Megafaun.org supports the conservation of species in danger of extinction, especially where these are lesser-known apex species. By encouraging conservation of relatively unknown larger species we aim to achieve wider conservation goals, affecting the entire region they inhabit.
We are currently considering active conservation projects for:
The fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is a cat-like carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar. It is the largest carnivore on the island and is classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The fossa is threatened primarily by habitat loss and hunting, and is considered culturally significant in some areas.Learn More
The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) is a critically endangered cheetah subspecies that is native to Iran. As of 2019, fewer than 50 individuals are believed to survive in the wild, making it one of the rarest large cats in the world. The Asiatic cheetah is threatened primarily by habitat loss, prey loss, and poaching.Learn More
The Gobi bear (Ursus arctos gobiensis) is a critically endangered subspecies of brown bear that is endemic to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. As of 2021, fewer than 50 individuals are believed to survive in the wild, making it one of the rarest bears in the world. The Gobi bear is threatened primarily by habitat loss, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict.Learn More
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