Over 1 Mln Species Face Threat of Extinction (IUCN)
Geneva – More than one million species face the threat of extinction, a global biodiversity body said on Monday.
According to the Red List of Threatened Species of the Geneva-based International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), over 8,400 species of wild fauna and flora are critically endangered, while nearly 30,000 more are understood to be endangered or vulnerable.
“Based on these estimates, it is suggested that over a million species are threatened with extinction,” the environmental body said in a statement.
The union also said it wants to highlight conservation efforts’ power to reverse the fate of endangered species by highlighting UN World Wildlife Day 2022 on March 3.