Over 50% Of Mammal Species On Earth Declining In Numbers

October 6, 2008

- A new survey of 5,487 mammal species on Earth found that over 50% are declining in regards to population numbers, while 25% are facing imminent extinction...................Washington (ChattahBox) – A new survey of 5,487 mammal species on Earth found that over 50% are declining in regards to population numbers, while 25% are facing imminent extinction..

The survey, which has been worked on for over 5 years now, was carried out by Jan Schipper of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as well as 1,700 colleagues.

Researchers found that there are 1,139 mammal species on Earth facing imminent extinction.

On top of that, 52% of all of the mammal species saw their populations decline.

This goes for mammals found in the South, as well as Southeast Asia.

Other areas hit hard include South America, as well as Africa.

Mammals in the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans also face danger.

The report comes as the IUCN.conference on biodiversity begins.


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