Birds, Sea animals, and reptiles

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Thought to be extinct since the 1950's, but was spotted in Arkansas in 2005. Status is uncertain but the loss of population is caused by deforestation of Mississippi Delta forest.

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Native to all oceans between the Arctic and Antarctic. Known to grow to seven feet long and 2,000 pounds. Population decrease because of egg harvesting, the effects of fisheries, as well as development of coastal communities.

Chinese Giant Salamander

Native to central and western China, the largest living amphibian species. Critically endangered as a result of deforestation as well as food trade overharvesting.