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Big or small, cats find themselves in the line of fire | The National

… our role in climate change. I was reminded of this issue while writing about a baby gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda. These gentle giants have almost died off because of poaching and the destruction of their homes. With fewer than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, you realise how precious each new baby is. I suggested calling one of the babies Noor, meaning light or spirit, because each name should reflect our hope for these furry creatures. It is extremely depressing to read the list of …

Rare So Cal toad may hop onto endangered list – MyNewsLA.com

… declined across the lowlands of Southern California due to construction, agricultural practices and the historic drought, Loda said. The spadefoot toad is now listed as a “species of special concern” in California, a status that recognizes its dramatic decline but fails to afford it any legal protection. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Rare So Cal toad may hop onto endangered list – MyNewsLA.com …

How potentially life-saving plants are facing extinction | Nature | News | Daily Express

By Stuart Winter | June 23, 2015 PRECIOUS wild flowers that could hold the key to curing countless dread diseases are facing extinction. The elusive plants with untold medicinal properties have been placed on the same Red list as tigers, giant pandas and rhinos as they vanish from the planet at alarming rates. A shock report published today reveals the catastrophic decline of many herbs because they are being over-exploited or lost because their remote outposts are being destroyed. Forty-four …

Sea lions, orchids among hundreds downgraded on threatened species list – CBS News

By Michael Casey, CBS News | June 23, 2015 One of the world’s rarest sea lions, a reclusive cat and some of the most beautiful orchids are among hundreds whose status worsened under the latest update to the IUCN Red list of Threatened Species, a biannual count released on Monday that gives a snapshot of the world’s biodiversity. The Red list now includes 77,340 assessed species, of which 22,784 are threatened with extinction, up 371 from November. The increase comprises 100 new …

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