These animals and plants of India could have become ‘possibly extinct’ : IUCN

What is the news?  In the latest edition of the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species, a number of animals and plants have been listed as ‘possibly extinct’, including many species from India. What are the findings of report?  First, among animals, there is the coconut crab, the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world. There are… Continue reading These animals and plants of India could have become ‘possibly extinct’ : IUCN

Over 900 species of animals have become extinct according to latest IUCN Red List

What is in the news? The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently released a Red List reporting the official extinction of 902 species. This was released at the World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France. Key Findings in the recent Red List The recent Red List mentioned that some 902 species are officially extinct.… Continue reading Over 900 species of animals have become extinct according to latest IUCN Red List

7,000 species added to IUCN ‘Red List’

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has updated its Red List. The list has assessed the extinction risk of almost 106,000 species. 27% of the assessed species are threatened and at a risk of extinction. More than 7,000 species from around the world were added to the endangered category of the Red List… Continue reading 7,000 species added to IUCN ‘Red List’