02 Aug '11, 2pm

In the News: Third of freshwater fish threatened with extinction: More than a third of freshwater fish are threa...

RELATED ARTICLES In the News: Latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released June 17, 2011 07:34 AM Mekong dams threaten rare giant fish July 29, 2010 09:21 AM Fishes in Europe threatened November 1, 2007 09:46 AM Scientists in 17 Nations to Study Fish November 19, 2004 12:00 AM More than a third of freshwater fish are threatened with extinction, according to interim results from an IUCN Red List assessment. The preliminary results, revealed by scientists at the annual conference of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles at Bournemouth University, suggest that along with amphibians, freshwater fish may now be considered one of the most threatened groups of species in the world. ADVERTISEMENT Dr William Darwall, manager of the freshwater unit at the IUCN in Cambridge, says, "There are still some big gaps in our knowledge, but of the 5,685 species that...

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