Thanks to the internet, a project by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that showed the reality of decreasing animal populations back in 2008 resurfaced once again to remind and alert humans of the importance of wildlife conservation.

The campaign was called WWF Japan – Population by pixel, which was created by agency Hakuhodo C&D/Tokyo. Creative directors Nami Hoshino, Yoshiyuki Mikami, and designer Kazuhiro Mochizuki were the team behind the imaginative and brilliant work of art, while Imgurian JJSmooth44 added his own works “as a programming challenge,” he said.

They paid homage to Hakuhodo C&D/Tokyo by taking in Animal Planet’s endangered animals list.

Take a look at some of the works here:

1. Amur Leopard – about 60 remain.

2. Asian Elephant – between 40,000 and 50,000 left.

3. Bengal tiger – about 2,500 remain.

4. Black rhino – About 5,000 left.

5. Bornean orangutan – between 45,000 and 69,000 remain.

6. Eastern Lowland gorilla – About 17,000 left.

7. Green sea turtle – between 3,000 and 5,500 remain.

8. Indian elephant – between 20,000 and 25,000 left.

9. Indochinese tiger – between 600 and 650 remain.

10. Borneo Pygmy elephant – about 1,500 left.

Photos: JJSmooth44

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