almost 30% of 138,000 assessed species are facing become extinct, group warns

The International Union for preservation of Nature (IUCN) reported during its annual Red List update on Saturday in Marseille, France, that despite global improvement at species level, the number of types die be high risk continues to grow.

The organization said many regional tuna stocks remain seriously exhausted. For example, yellowfin tuna is still overfished in the Indian Ocean.

Their update also including reassessment of the worldshark and ray species, die shows that 37% of die species are now facing become extinct. All of the endangered species of sharks and rays are overfished, IUCN reported, with 31% of they are further affected by loss and degradation of habitat and 10% also affected by climate change.

“We notice striking similarities between shark and ray statistics and recent estimates for plants: about 2 in 5 are threatened with extinction, and habitat loss and degradation present more direct threats other than climate change,” says Dr Eimear Nic Lughadha, a conservation expert scientist in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

In addition, the Komodo dragon, the worldThe largest lizard, it is now considered endangered due to significant habitat loss from ongoing human activities and climate change, IUCN reported.

“The idea that these prehistoric animals have moved one step closer to extinction in part in climate change is terrifying – and a further explanation call for nature in the heart be placed of all decision to make on Eve of the COP26 in Glasgow,” said Dr Andrew Terry, Conservation Officer director at the Zoological Society of London.
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COP26, a United Nations conference over climate change, will take place place in November. Alok Sharma, the president of COP26, has said before that he wants the climate to talk about this year to come to an agreement on a number of key goals, including setting an end date on the use of coal, a commitment to make everything new car sale zero emissions within the next 14 to 19 years, stop deforestation by the end of the decade and larger reductions of methane emissions.
There is reason for heap for Bee-risk Species: Of the seven most commercially fished tuna species die were re-evaluated, four of they show signs of starting to recover after countries enforced more sustainable catch quotas and its successfully fighting illegal fishing, IUCN said.

The four tuna species include Atlantic bluefin tuna, die went from “endangered” to “least concern”, the southern bluefin tuna, die went from “critically endangered” to “endangered”, albacore and yellowfin tuna, both of die went from ‘near threatened’ to ‘least concerned’.

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“These Red List ratings are proof that sustainable fishing is approaching work, with very longterm advantages for livelihoods and biodiversity. We need to go on met enforcing sustainable fishing quotas and cracking down on illegal fishing”, said Bruce B. Collette, chair of the IUCN SSC Tuna and Billfish Specialist Group.

Migrating Tuna Species over thousands of kilometers, so coordinating their management worldwide is also key’ said Collette.

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