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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

© International Union for the Conservation of Nature

The United Union for the Conservation of Nature has evolved to provide today's most comprehensive global index of the state of change in the planet's biodiversity.  It serves to evaluate the conservation status of plants and animals, and works with a network of scientists and organizations around the world to provide a resource which is now guiding the conservation activites of governments and scientific institutions.

Below is the link for a general overview of the Red List, so you may gain a better understanding of how and why species are added to it.

http://www.iucnredlist.org/about/red-list-overview 

 

On the IUCN Red List homepage, you can search the database by typing in a specific plant of animal, or refer to the classified levels of threat (e.g. vulnerable, critically endangered, etc.) to learn which species are most or least at risk of extinction. 

http://www.iucnredlist.org/

 

‚ėõ Here is an easy tool for accessing all the features of the Red List.

Click on this link for a PDF guide to navigating the IUCN Red List website

 





Did you know?

The Great white shark

This fear-inducing fish, the eternal poster shark for the "Jaws" fuelled anti-shark sentiment, the powerful Great white, also known as the 'White shark' is the ocean's top predator.

The White shark is also the largest of predatory fish, growing to lengths of over 6 meters (20 feet).

This shark is found in every ocean on the planet, and can adapt to sub-tropical and temperate waters alike. These sharks are the most feared of all shark species, and their jagged, exposed, multiple rows of teeth are certainly their most threatening feature.

Great whites have about 300 teeth at any given time, while back rows continually develop new teeth to replace ones lost over time.  These sharks predate huge mammals such as seals, and they need strong jaws and sharp teeth to consume such large prey! 

Despite the widely held belief White sharks are 'man-eating machines' and 'monsters of the sea', they are actually vulnerable, ancient, vital marine creatures, and deserve the respect of man. 

 


 

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