7,000 Species added to IUCN ‘Red List’

Mankind’s destruction of nature is driving species to the brink of extinction at an “unprecedented” rate, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warned on Thursday, as it added more than 7,000 animals, fish and plants to its endangered “Red List”.
The group has now assessed more than 1,05,000 species worldwide, around 28,000 of which risk extinction.
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