Back in 2008 the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) produced a saddening campaign entitled WWF Japan – Population by pixel. The hard-hitting campaign showed us just how low the numbers are for certain endangered species, using a unique visual representation of one pixel per animal still alive. Sadly some of the pictures have so few pixels, making it impossible to see the species in question.
A man named JJSmooth44 has created an up-to-date set of images using the python programming language and the results are upsetting.
African Wild Dog. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain.
Amur Leopard. Estimated about 60 remain.
Amur Tiger. Estimated about 450 remain.
Asian Elephant. Estimated between 40000 and 50000 remain.
Bengal Tiger. Estimated about 2500 remain.
Black Footed Ferret. Estimated about 300 remain.
Black Rhino. Estimated about 5000 remain.
Blue Whale. Estimated between 10000 and 25000 remain.
Bonobo. Estimated between 10000 and 50000 remain.
Bornean Orangutan. Estimated between 45000 and 69000 remain.
Borneo Pygmy Elephant. Estimated about 1500 remain.
Chimpanzee. Estimated between 172700 and 299700 remain.
Eastern Lowland Gorilla. Estimated about 17000 remain.
Fin Whale. Estimated between 50000 and 90000 remain.
Galapagos Penguin. Estimated about 2000 remain.
Giant Panda. Estimated about 1864 remain.
Green Sea Turtle. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain.
Hectors Dolphin. Estimated about 7000 remain.
Indian Elephant. Estimated between 20000 and 25000 remain.
Indochinese Tiger. Estimated between 600 and 650 remain
Indus River Dolphin. Estimated about 1100 remain
Javan Rhino. Estimated about 60 remain