Sunday, May 27, 2007

More birds than ever face extinction


Black-browed Albatross (courtesy of BirdLife International)

"The latest evaluation of the world's birds has revealed that more species than ever are threatened with extinction, and that additional conservation action is critical to reversing current declines. BirdLife International's annual Red List update –which takes into account population size, population trends and range size for all 10,000 bird species worldwide- states that 1,221 species are considered threatened with extinction and are to be listed as such on the 2007 IUCN Red List. "

Link: Full Article from BirdLife International

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