Protecting the world’s most unique species (video)

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Some of the world’s most unusual species are among the most threatened. But many lose out when conservation priorities are decided, as they are relatively unknown.

Join Zoological Society of London (ZSL) scientist Sam Turvey in this video to uncover the tragic example of the Yangtze River dolphin, the baiji. This extraordinary species was the only member of an entire mammal family.

In an effort to stop the loss of other such unique animals, ZSL has established the EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) programme, which raises awareness of one-of-a-kind species on the verge of extinction and works towards protecting their future.