TITLE

From the poles to the deserts, more and more animals face extinction

AUTHOR(S)
Graham-Rowe, Duncan
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/6/2006, Vol. 190 Issue 2550, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the book "World Conservation Union Red List of Threatened Species," which claims that two out of every five species on the planet face extinction. Overall, 16,119 animal and plant species are in danger of extinction, including 1 in 8 birds, 1 in 4 mammals and 1 in 3 amphibian species. Since records began, 784 species have been declared extinct. The main cause, as ever, is people, as humanity impacts the world's fauna and flora both directly and indirectly. While hunting and habitat loss continue to have a disastrous effect on species numbers, global warming is emerging as another threat.
ACCESSION #
20865257

 

Related Articles

  • ENDANGERED SPECIES.  // World Almanac for Kids;2006, p69 

    Information on endangered species and how they become endangered is presented. When a species becomes extinct, it reduces the variety of life on Earth. In the world today, 7,266 known species of animals (and even more plant species) are threatened with extinction. The biggest dangers facing the...

  • From conflict springs life. Richards, Chris // New Internationalist;Oct2004, Issue 372, p6 

    Reports that Korea's demilitarization zone, a war remnant still separating the North and South of the country, has provided life to endangered species. Growth of flora and fauna ; Reputation of the zone; Animals found on the zone.

  • ENDANGERED SPECIES.  // Ecological Restoration;Jun2005, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p135 

    This article focuses on endangered species. Successful reintroduction of panthers (Felis concolor coryii) in Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve has local residents of the Pinecrest area and nearby Miccosukee Indian Reservation worried, especially because the cats apparently do not fear...

  • Primates Threatened.  // Science & Children;Jan2003, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p12 

    This article presents information about the report "The World's Top 25 Most Endangered Primates," which reveals the peril facing the world's apes, monkeys, lemurs, and other primates. The report is released by Conservation International and the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN-The World...

  • Island Fox Paradox. Levy, Sharon // BioScience;May2010, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p332 

    This article discusses the issues involved in deciding whether to use conservation efforts to prevent the extinction of the foxes of the Channel Islands off the southern coast of California. Research has found that the foxes were brought to the islands by indigenous people thousands of years...

  • How Good Are Endangered Species Recovery Plans? Boersma, P. Dee; Kareiva, Peter; Fagan, William F.; Clark, J. Alan; Hoekstra, Jonathan M. // BioScience;Aug2001, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p643 

    Presents an article which examines the effectiveness of recovery plans for endangered species, and view that they can be improved through incorporation of dynamic, explicit science in the recovery process. View that science should be able to guide management actions intended to help species at...

  • Endangered species list tops 200.  // Canadian Geographic;Oct/Nov91, Vol. 111 Issue 5, p10 

    Comments on the concern over the extinction of some endangered species. Explanation of what constitutes an endangered species; The 1991 list by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada; Urban encroachment and destruction of natural habitat.

  • Microsporogenesis in the endangered species Cupressus dupreziana A. Camus: evidence for meiotic defects yielding unreduced and abortive pollen. El MaĆ¢taoui, Mohamed; Pichot, Christian // Planta;Aug2001, Vol. 213 Issue 4, p543 

    To understand the reproductive biology of Cupressus dupreziana A. Camus (Cupressaceae), a highly endangered Mediterranean conifer, the processes of microsporogenesis and pollen differentiation were investigated cytologically. Pre-meiotic development proved to be similar to the coniferous...

  • Species in Danger.  // Scholastic News -- Edition 4;11/30/2009, Vol. 72 Issue 9, p2 

    The article focuses on a report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which indicated that over 17,000 species of animals were are at risk of extinction. These species are placed by the IUCN on its Red List of Threatened Species. The additional species for the 2009...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics