Caribbean’s coral reefs could vanish by 2030

Bad news for the oceans : according to the BBC : ” Many of the Caribbean’s coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). “ ” Data from more than 35,000 surveys suggests that habitats have declined by more than 50% since the … Read more

The world’s 100 most endangered species

The Hainan gibbon, one of the most endangered speciesAs CNN reported : ” Announced during the IUCN of Nature’s World Conservation Congress, the list is the culmination of work by 8,000 scientists who identified the animals, plants and fungi that are most in danger of extinction.

” Animals like the Hainan gibbon, pygmy three-toed sloth and Luristan newt are critically endangered but perhaps better placed to survive than many of the less charismatic species on the list, said the report’s authors. “

” There is a fear among some conservationists that many of the plants and fungi listed will not be saved or gain public attention because they don’t benefit humans. “

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IUCN : 19,000 endangered species

To TreeHugger : “ That’s a lot of species. And it’s roughly 9,000 more than were endangered just over ten years ago, in 2000. That’s the finding of the latest report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).” ” There are now roughly 19,000 species that are currently threatened with extinction around … Read more

A fourth of mammals are at risk of extinction

The IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources is currently meeting in Barcelona, Spain for ten days of discussions gathering thousands of experts and officials.

I already wrote on how biodiversity is largely threatened by our consumption and population increase. It seems that after primates, some mammals could also disappear.

IUCN’s most recent findings are particularly gloomy as to them nearly a third of all mammals could be facing extinction.

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