Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Polar Bears and Hippos Have Joined the Ranks of Species Threatened With Extinction from Climate Change, Unregulated Hunting and Other Man-Made Dangers

Not good; not good at all. Will humans change? Not very likely.


Polar bears, hippos added to threatened species


Reuters - Mon May 1, 8:20 PM ET

GENEVA - 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. The World Conservation Union, or IUCN, said more than 16,000 species of animals and plants were at risk of disappearing, including one in four mammals and one in eight birds. It added 530 species to its "Red List" of endangered species since the last version released two years ago.

* 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species at IUCN - http://www.iucn.org/themes/ssc/redlist2006/media_advisory.htm
* What is the Red List of Threatened Species? - http://www.iucn.org/themes/ssc/redlist2006/redlist2006.htm

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