Biggest review of the decade finds substantial portion of mammal species under threat
BIG ANIMAL, SMALL ENCOURAGMENTA speck of encouraging news: African elephants have moved from the vulnerable category to the less worrisome nearly threatened category in the latest IUCN review of mammals.A. Wirz
Between a fifth and a generous third of the world’s mammal species now face the threat of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review since 1996.
Now 1,139 species rank in the most imperiled categories, the conservation monitoring organization IUCN reported October 6 at its World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain.