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Extinction Stalks One in Four of the World's Mammals

Extinction Stalks One in Four of the World's Mammals

BARCELONA, Spain, October 6, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s mammals are in the grip of an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of vanishing forever, according to the latest scientific assessment revealed at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress, which opened Sunday in Barcelona. The new study…

UN Millennium Development Goals Expand to Include Biodiversity

UN Millennium Development Goals Expand to Include Biodiversity

NEW YORK, New York, September 29, 2008 (ENS) – For the first time, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is monitoring the world’s plants and animals using the Red List Index developed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, IUCN. Based on the comprehensive IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the index shows…