The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) says more than 38,500 species in the world are threatened with extinction. The species is now on the IUCN Red List.
The Red List Index shows the overall trend of species extinction risk used by governments of various countries to track biodiversity loss. Categorization of animals on the list is done very carefully, since 1996.
According to the latest list, 41 percent of amphibians, 26 percent of mammals, 34 percent of birds, 37 percent of sharks and rays, and 28 crustaceans are included in the list. That is, one in eight birds, one in four mammals, and one third of amphibians are …Read More