Tag: "threatened species"

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Lemurs Become the Most Threatened Animals in the World

As more and more wild animals battle for survival in a man-made world, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has revealed that the Madagascar Lemurs have become the most endangered animals on Earth. The main reason for their downfall is destruction of their forest homes.

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Judge upholds “Threatened” listing for Polar Bear

[Polar Bears Play on Hudson Bay, north of Churchill Manitoba] Environmentalists for a long time now have been trying to enhance the status of polar bears from ‘threatened’ to ‘endangered’ thereby allowing more protection to the species. But a federal judge last week upheld the listing to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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Looming Threat of Extinction for Australia’s Snubfin Dolphins

A recent study conducted by the WWF has revealed out that Australia’s only endemic dolphin, the Snubfin could become extinct in just three generations or about thirty years. The organization is now campaigning to list the species as threatened.