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What It Means to Be a Threatened Species

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, endangered )

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Most people know what it means to be a threatened species--it's something that's rare and may become extinct. What isn't often explained is how we know something is threatened and who decides whether a species is threatened or not.

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Veerle D (153)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 8:31 am
Thanks for sharing.

. (0)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 9:54 am
Interesting -I had no idea how this was determined.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 10:10 am
Quite interesting and revealing shocking numbers!
" The IUCN Red List is an indispensable asset for building awareness and informing communities, conservationists, and governments in making the best decisions about the future of life on this planet, including our own."-makes you wonder if govts. EVER even look at it while we keep waiting for "best decisions".. thx.

Kamia T (89)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 11:18 am
Noted. I just wish the IUCN had more clout than it really does. Listing a species is nice, but it still doesn't mean the local government or people give a hoot about saving it. So sad.

Sara P (57)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 11:23 am
Thanks for sharing Cher.

Ted W (127)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 12:05 pm
Noted!! Thank you Cher for your massive contribution to the activist communioty!! :)

Beth Nipper (70)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 2:34 pm
Thank you for this interesting information.

Janice D (85)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 7:45 pm
Thx for sharing & caring .

Ruth C (87)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 7:48 am
Humans always screw everything up!
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