Dec
14
2005

Endangered species identified

A new report identifies almost 800 species world-wide that are on the brink of extinction. The list was compiled by the Alliance for Zero Extinction, a coalition of 52 research and conservation groups, including the World Wildlife Fund, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the American Museum of Natural History. Scientists with the alliance note that protecting 600 habitats around the world would alleviate the

Of the species identified as being in the greatest risk, more than half are amphibians, and another quarter are birds. Many of the countries with the most vulnerable species are in the Americas: Mexico, Columbia, Peru and Brazil top the list.

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James Satter's picture

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provides detailed information about endangered species in this state. The DNR also tracks species that are "threatened" (at risk of becoming endangered in Minnesota) and of "special concern" (requiring highly specialized habitats, making them vulnerable to endangerement).

posted on Fri, 12/16/2005 - 10:27am

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