The Amur leopard is the most critically endangered of all leopard species with approximately 35 remaining. They are hunted by poachers for their beautiful spotted fur, which is used in clothing and decorations, as well as for blankets throughout Asia and Russia. The leopards' habitat is located in a remote region of eastern Russia.
The Amur leopards are surrounded by local villages and towns, making them easily accessible to poachers and difficult to protect. Between 2007 and 2012 four of the few remaining leopards were found dead and were likely killed by poachers. While it might not seem like the highest number of deaths on the list, with such a small population, a handful of leopards being poached is detrimental to the species' survival and repopulation.
5. Northern Sportive Lemurs