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