The link below is to an article that reports on the latest update to the IUCN Red List – there are now 21 000 species at risk of extinction.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (visit http://www.iucn.org/) has just released its red list for threatened African freshwater species. The red list suggests that up to a 1/5 of all freshwater African species are now threatened with extinction.
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Australia is facing an environmental crisis with a possible massive extinction threat due largely to human activities. The latest Red List by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature lists 788 plant and animal species as threatened in Australia, including 57 mammals, 44 birds, 38 reptiles and 48 amphibians.
The Tasmanian Devil is one of the most at risk Australian mammals, with a huge fall in numbers because of a deadly facial tumour disease.
The biggest threats to Australian species are introduced species including foxes, feral cats and cane toads.
The Red List has some 16 928 species on a global scale now facing extinction, with 3 246 of those species listed as critically endangered.
BELOW: A report dealing with the Red List