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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.
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.
By James Kanter An "extinction crisis" is under way with one in four mammals in danger of disappearing forever because of habitat loss, hunting and climate change, a leading global conservation body warned Monday.
One in four of the world's mammals are at risk of extinction, conservationists meeting in Spain direly warned Monday.
World Wildlife Fund said today that governments must double their efforts to save endangered species, as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List revealed that one in four of the world's 5,487 known mammal species was at risk of extinction.
Like any living document, the Endangered Species Act is imperfect and subject to refinement. Among its flaws: Even some environmentalists say the 35-year-old act is cumbersome, and protective lists are too difficult to update efficiently.
By Hazlehurst, John The Endangered Species Act of 1973 was intended to provide a means for the conservation of ecosystems upon which endangered and threatened species depend, to provide conservation programs for those species, and to "achieve the purposes of the treaties and conventions" to which the United States is a party for conserving species facing extinction.
An emergency petition seeking endangered designation for 32 species--some of which have not been seen in the country for years--has been filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
An emergency petition seeking endangered designation for 32 species--some of which have not been seen in the country for years -- has been filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Polar bears and hippos have joined the ranks of species threatened with extinction from climate change, unregulated hunting and other man-made dangers, a leading environmental agency said on Tuesday.
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