Figure 1: The Arabian Oryx (Source: IUCN)
Due to successful breeding programs in captivity and re-introduction efforts, the Arabian Oryx, once almost completely vanished from the face of the earth, now has a wild population of around 1000 indiviudals. A clear sign that species can recover from near-extiction with the help of conservation efforts.
Sadly, the same press release stated that several newly discovered species of amphibians, reptiles and even a new primate species, are all at a risk for extinction, labelled as 'Critically endangered'. Hopefully, this success story of the Arabian Oryx inspires new conservation efforts. We'll see. For now, hurray for the Arabian Oryx.