12 Jul '12, 7pm

Still time to save most species in the Brazilian Amazon

Still time to save most species in the Brazilian Amazon

96 percent of the world's species remain unevaluated by the Red List (06/28/2012) Nearly 250 species have been added to the threatened categories—i.e. Vulnerable, Endangered, and Critically Endangered—in this year's update of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List. The 247 additions—including sixty bird species—pushes the number of threatened species globally perilously close to 20,000. However to date the Red List has only assessed 4 percent of the world's known species; for the other 96 percent, scientists simply don't know how they are faring. Scientists to Rio+20: save biodiversity to save ourselves (06/06/2012) World leaders need to do much more to protect the Earth's millions of species for the services they provide, according to a new scientific consensus statement in Nature based on over 1,000 research papers. Written by 17 top ecologi...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0712-hance-extinction-debt-...

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