IUCN Red List: Devastating decline for the giraffe and bird threats

from Science Daily

Posted: 08 Dec 2016 01:24 PM PST

Over 700 newly recognized bird species have been assessed for the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, and 11% of them are threatened with extinction. The update also reveals a devastating decline for the giraffe, driven by habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting. The global giraffe population has plummeted by up to 40% over the last 30 years, and the species has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List….

Materials provided by International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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