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    Red Alert!


    15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive Pick a place. Choose a creature. Discover its story and the danger it faces. Then, find out how to help it survive.

  • Proplatycnemis pseudalatipes Photo: Allan Brandon

    Almost half of Madagascar’s freshwater species threatened – IUCN report


    Forty-three percent of Madagascar’s freshwater species are threatened with extinction, including many endemic species important to local livelihoods, a new IUCN led study has found.

  • Anastrangalia sanguinolenta. Least Concern. Frédéric Chevaillot Anastrangalia sanguinolenta, assessed as Least Concern. Photo: Frédéric Chevaillot

    Loss of old trees threatens survival of wood-dependent beetles – IUCN Red List


    Brussels, 5 March 2018 (IUCN) – Almost a fifth (18%) of European saproxylic beetles assessed so far are at risk of extinction due to ongoing decline in large veteran trees across Europe, a new IUCN report has found.

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