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9 Top Threatened Species | Care2 Healthy Living

9 Top Threatened Species | Care2 Healthy Living

The Red List of Threatened Species kept by the International Union for Conservation of Nature has been updated, and although all of the news isn’t bad, for the most part it’s pretty grim. The IUCN Red List was founded in 1963 and is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. Despite the action of conservation programs, 25 percent of mammals are at risk of extinction. “The IUCN Red List is critical as an indicator of the health of biodiversity, in identifying conservation needs and informing necessary changes in policy and legislation to drive conservation forward,” says Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN’s Global Species Programme. “The world is full of marvelous species that are rapidly moving towards becoming things of myth and legend if conservation efforts are not more success fully implemented—if we do n...

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