Freitag, 24. Februar 2017

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Threatened species - highlight one a day for 2010

(lifePR) (Gland, ) Background: The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(TM) shows that a third of assessed species are threatened with extinction. From Polar Bears and Leatherback Turtles to the Chinese Giant Salamander and the Mountain Tapir, we've got the facts, figures, photos and habitat maps of 365 of the species under threat. These can be featured in newspapers, on websites and blogs, one per day for every day of 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity.

The Issue: The scientific evidence of a serious extinction crisis is mounting. "January sees the launch of the International Year of Biodiversity," says Jane Smart, Director of IUCN's Biodiversity Conservation Group. "The latest analysis of the IUCN Red List shows the 2010 target to reduce biodiversity loss will not be met. It's time for governments to get serious about saving species and make sure it's high on their agendas for next year, as we're rapidly running out of time."

International Union for Convervation of Nature (IUCN)

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges by supporting scientific research; managing field projects all over the world; and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN, international conventions and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.

About The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(TM)

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (or The IUCN Red List) is the world's most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It is based on an objective system for assessing the risk of extinction of a species should no conservation action be taken.

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