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10 Most Threatened Animal Species (Slideshow)

Bluefin Tuna
The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a large migratory fish found in the western and eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Bluefin tuna is the source of highest grade sushi. Bluefin tuna fisheries are near collapse and the species at serious risk of extinction if unsustainable fishing practices in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean are not stopped. A temporary ban on the global trade of bluefin tuna would allow the overexploited species to recover. WWF is encouraging restaurants, chefs, retailers, and consumers to stop serving, buying, selling, and eating endangered bluefin tuna until this amazing species shows signs of recovery.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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2:19PM PDT on May 3, 2014

I'm just very sad :-((

7:31AM PDT on Jul 19, 2013

Very sad... I also prefer animals to humans.
I know It's a bold statement but I'm shown why over and over again.

10:08AM PDT on May 18, 2013

So sad.thanks for sharing

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12:45AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Truly saddening how such beautiful animals are in danger because of humanity.

7:07AM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

Help WWF and protect these animals!

1:09PM PST on Nov 22, 2011

This is sad to note.

5:31PM PDT on Aug 6, 2011


11:16PM PDT on May 27, 2011

Lets hope they're all around for much longer.

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