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2009-11-18 14:29:34

A species of common skate is to become the first marine fish species to be driven to extinction by commercial fishing, due to an error of species classification 80 years ago, reveals research published today in the journal Aquatic Conservation.

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2009-11-03 13:25:00

The updated global "Red List" of endangered species on Tuesday showed that more than 1,000 freshwater fish species are threatened with extinction, reflecting the strain on global water resources.

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2009-09-15 13:05:00

One in six Mediterranean mammals are under threat from extinction on a regional level, according to a new report issued Tuesday.

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2009-07-24 08:10:00

The criteria of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Red List are an essential tool for evaluating the conservation status of species around the planet, and according to these criteria all the species in the Canary Islands are endangered.

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2009-07-02 10:50:21

The International Union for Conservation of Nature reported on Thursday that pledges to roll back the threat to biodiversity by 2010 are beginning to seem out of reach.

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2009-06-20 08:50:00

International targets set for reducing biodiversity loss may still be achieved with the help of a new online conservation tool.

2009-05-14 13:37:19

The International Union for Conservation of Nature, based in Switzerland, said Thursday 12 percent of the world's bird species face extinction. The conservation group said in a news release 1,227 species were tabbed as globally threatened with extinction in recent research conducted by BirdLife International. Among them were 192 species that were deemed critically endangered.

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2008-11-06 15:50:00

Man-made threats such as rising populations, felling of forests, hunting, pollution and climate change are all contributing to the world’s worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs vanished 65 million years ago.

2008-10-09 09:00:26

the endangered animals Among the mammals particularly in danger are primates, used for bush meat in parts of Africa and facing major loss of habitat in Southeast Asia.

2008-10-07 06:00:28

By Jenny Haworth Environment Correspondent FROM the enormous African elephant to the tiny elephant-shrew, thousands of animals face extinction unless urgent action is taken, according to the biggest survey ever carried out into the world's mammals.


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