One in six European mammals threatened with extinction shows new assessment by the World Conservation Union (IUCN)

22 May 2007 | News story

The first assessment of all European mammals, carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction. Europe is now home to the world’s most threatened cat species, the Iberian Lynx, and the world’s most threatened seal, the Mediterranean Monk Seal.

 


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.