Monday, May 01, 2006

IUCN RED LIST - 2006 List released May 4th

The official 2006 IUCN Red List will be released on May 4th.
How is life on Earth doing? Are we losing even more species – or is the extinction rate slowing down? Which are the new species threatened with extinction? Are there species that are doing better – and no longer featured on the IUCN of Threatened Species?

The 2006 update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species will be launched on 4 May 2006. The most authoritative assessment of the global status of plants and animals brings to centre stage the plight of a whole suite of species, featuring animals from the humble millipede to the cumbersome hippo this year.