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2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Release

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The extinction crisis continues apace. The latest release of the IUCN Red List confirms that 21% of all known mammals, 30% of all known amphibians, 12 per cent of all known birds and 32% of all known gymnosperms (conifers and cycads) are threatened with extinction.
Species are assessed using the Species Information Service Toolkit, an application built in partnership with Solertium and IUCN.
Learn more about this update on the IUCN Red List website.
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