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FORUM T R O P T R O P I C I C A A L L C O N S E R V C O N S E R V A A N C N C Y Y 2006 IUCN RED LIST OF THREATENED SPECIES The number of known threatened species has reached 16,119. The ranks of those facing extinction are joined by familiar species like the polar bear, hippopotamus and desert gazelles, together with ocean sharks, freshwater fish and Mediterranean flowers. Positive action has helped the white-tailed eagle and offers a glimmer of hope to Indian vultures. nd Released on May 2 , 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland the IUCN Red List declared the total number of species officially Extinct is 784 and a further 65 are only found in captivity or cultivation. Of the 40,177 species assessed using the IUCN Red List criteria, 16,119 are now listed as threatened with extinction. This includes one in three amphibians and a quarter of the world’s coniferous trees, on top of the one in eight birds and one in four mammals known to be in jeopardy. The 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species brings into sharp focus the ongoing decline http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biodiversity Taylor & Francis

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Biodiversity , Volume 7 (2): 8 – May 1, 2006
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2160-0651
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1488-8386
DOI
10.1080/14888386.2006.9712803
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T R O P T R O P I C I C A A L L C O N S E R V C O N S E R V A A N C N C Y Y 2006 IUCN RED LIST OF THREATENED SPECIES The number of known threatened species has reached 16,119. The ranks of those facing extinction are joined by familiar species like the polar bear, hippopotamus and desert gazelles, together with ocean sharks, freshwater fish and Mediterranean flowers. Positive action has helped the white-tailed eagle and offers a glimmer of hope to Indian vultures. nd Released on May 2 , 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland the IUCN Red List declared the total number of species officially Extinct is 784 and a further 65 are only found in captivity or cultivation. Of the 40,177 species assessed using the IUCN Red List criteria, 16,119 are now listed as threatened with extinction. This includes one in three amphibians and a quarter of the world’s coniferous trees, on top of the one in eight birds and one in four mammals known to be in jeopardy. The 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species brings into sharp focus the ongoing decline

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Published: May 1, 2006

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