13 Dec '11, 10pm

Marine scientists have reviewed the extinction risk for Nemo, the charismatic clownfish. Time for action!

Saving Nemo: charisma is not enough 13 December 2011 | News story If conservation action is not taken, there may come a time when no one will be able to find Nemo. One in every six species related to characters in the movie Finding Nemo is threatened by extinction, according to a new study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Simon Fraser University. A team of marine scientists have analyzed the extinction risk and reviewed successful conservation programmes for Nemo, the charismatic clownfish, as well as more than 1,500 other species related to characters in the 2003 Disney/Pixar animated movie, Finding Nemo. The study revealed that widely distributed animals like turtles and sharks are at most risk, and hunting and fishing poses the greatest threat to species’ survival. “Putting Nemo in office aquariums, making soup out of Anchor the shark’s fins ...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/?8807/Saving-Nemo-chari...

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