Covers environment, transportation, urban and regional planning, economic and social issues with a focus on Finland and Portugal.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Interactive map of the species under threat in your region

Species case studies by region

99% of threatened species are at risk from human activities. Take a closer look at the species under threat in your region. Interactive map (and species fact sheets)

The World Conservation Union IUCN published on September 12th a new red list of threatened species in Washington and Paris.
2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Extinction crisis escalates: Red List shows apes, corals, vultures, dolphins all in danger - 12 September 2007
"Life on Earth is disappearing fast and will continue to do so unless urgent action is taken. There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List and 16,306 of them are threatened with extinction, up from 16,118 last year. The total number of extinct species has reached 785 and a further 65 are only found in captivity or in cultivation."
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