The latest release of the IUCN Red List shows that mountain gorillas are no longer critically endangered, and fin whales no longer endangered. However, many species, including fish and trees, are still suffering from over-exploitation.
Author Birdlife International
For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favor with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning, part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.
Eight bird species, including two species of macaw, look set to have their extinctions confirmed following a robust new assessment of Critically Endangered species. The findings reveal a worrying new trend: for the first time, mainland extinctions are outpacing island extinctions.