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News IUCN Releases List of 100 Most Threatened Species

More than 8,000 scientists from the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) have compiled a list of the 100 most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. Their report, titled "Priceless or Worthless?" was released with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) during the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

Concerned URL http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/?11022/The-100-most-threatened-species--Are-they-priceless-or-worthless
Source IUCN
Release date 13/09/2012
Geographical coverage Global,
Keywords threatened species, IUCN, IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC),

The report notes that the decline of some of the species is mainly caused by humans, and their extinction can still be avoided if conservation efforts are enacted.

The 100 species come from 48 different countries, and include: the pygmy three-toed sloth; the saola, which is also known as the Asian unicorn because of its rarity; the willow blister; and the spore-shooting fungi.

To read the full publication click here.

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