20 Jun '11, 12pm

Over 900 species added to endangered list during past year

Over 900 species added to endangered list during past year

RELATED ARTICLES In the News: Latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released June 17, 2011 07:34 AM Scientists Say More Than 15,000 Species Facing Extinction November 17, 2004 12:00 AM Global delegation led by Valli Moosa meets Nelson Mandela November 26, 2007 08:37 AM Degraded Habitats Push More Species to Extinction November 4, 2009 10:17 AM The past twelve months have seen 914 species added to the threatened list by the world's authority of species endangerment, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Red List. Over 19,000 species are now classified in one of three threatened categories, i.e. Vulnerable, Endangered, and Critically Endangered, a jump of 8,219 species since 2000. ADVERTISEMENT Species are added to the threatened list for a variety of reasons: for many this year was the first time they were evaluated, for others n...

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