Thursday, May 21, 2009

BirdLife International announces more Critically Endangered birds than ever before

BirdLife International's latest evaluation of the world's birds has revealed that more species than ever are threatened with extinction. A staggering 1,227 species (12%) are now classified as Globally Threatened but the good news is that when conservation action is put in place, species can be saved.

"In global terms, things continue to get worse – but there are some real conservation success stories this year to give us hope and point the way forward", said Dr Leon Bennun, BirdLife's Director of Science and Policy.

According to this recent update, a sum of 192 species comes under category ‘Critically Endangered’, while 362 species in ‘Endangered’ and 669 species in ‘Vulnerable’ categories. A total of 133 species are considered as ‘Extinct’, whereas four species extinct in the wild.

To learn more about this evaluation, visit

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