According today's data release of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, conservation efforts have improved the status of ten species (eight bird species and two freshwater fishes). This includes the recovery of the Guam Rail, a bird previously listed as Extinct in the Wild.
Essential to these conservation successes has been careful management and captive breeding of wild populations.
The update also reveals that 37% of Australia’s freshwater fish species are threatened with extinction, with at least 58% directly impacted by climate change.
Also identified in this Red List update is that 25% of all known eucalypt species worldwide are threatened with extinction.