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Revive Bisons, Reduce Freshwater Dolphins: Conservationists

Geneva: A major conservation group that unites governments and civil society says all four known freshwater dolphin species are now at risk of extinction, following newly discovered information on tics in the Amazon River system is.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has emerged as the latest “red list” of threatened species, released on Thursday, which also showed the European bison population – Europe’s largest land The list of mammal-extinct species has also improved and overall expansion continues.
Director General of IUCN, Drs. “European bison and 25 other species are documented in today’s IUCN Red List update, which demonstrates the power of conservation,” said Bruno Oberle.
Nevertheless, the conservation group said the latest update of the list declared 31 species extinct, including three Central American frog species and 15 freshwater fish species endemic to a lake in the Philippines. A South China Sea shark, last seen in 1934 and only formally described last year, is considered “possibly extinct”.
IUCN Red List chief Craig Hilton-Taylor said the impact of human activity was a driver for many species close to extinction.
In a video interview he said, “All these things are for human activities, whether it is direct hunting or fishing or harvesting of species, introducing invasive species, changing habitat for agriculture, urbanization, climate change.” “Human footprint is everywhere.”
A small gray dolphin vaccine found in the Amazon River system is now listed as “endangered”. Its number has been greatly reduced by human activities including fishing gear, loss of rivers and pollution. Previously there was not enough information to determine its status.
The Gland, Switzerland-based group cites three other freshwater dolphin species – the Amazon River Dolphin, the South Asian River Dolphin, and the Yangtze River Dolphin in China, although it may already be extinct – as a threat, the Yangtze Finless Purpoise , With IUCN. Spokesperson Mathias Fiacher said.
The IUCN states that about 129,000 species are on its list, with 35,765 at risk of extinction. The “Red List” breaks down threatened species into vulnerable, endangered, and critically endangered categories – the last of these means closest to extinction.
European bison are making a profit – more than tripling their population since 2003 to more than 6,200 last year – due to conservation management, the IUCE said.
Having spread throughout Europe several centuries ago, the continent’s largest land mammal was hunted, and its numbers dropped dramatically.
After World War I, the remaining population of horned animals – a close cousin of the North American bison – was hunted, causing the species to become extinct in the wild and only survive captivity. Reproduction efforts began in the 1950s, and today 47 free herds now roam the continent.
Hilton-Taylor said, “There is a big push across Europe, which they call Wilding again, trying to restore habitats that have been turned into wild habitats by people again and a lot of that C. species have been recovered. ”
IUCN, founded in 1948, brings together more than 1,400 member organizations and 15,000 experts and presents itself as one of the world’s largest environmental networks.


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