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1 in 8 Bird Species Threatened With Extinction

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June 20, 2013
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One in eight bird species worldwide faces the threat of extinction, according to a report released by Birdlife International.


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One in Five Reptiles Threatened With Extinction, Says Study

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Reuters (Mar. 20, 2013) — A landmark study has concluded that almost one in five reptile species are threatened with extinction. The more than 200 world experts involved in the study say loss of habitat is the driving force behind the plummeting reptile populations but that overcoming the problem should not be beyond mankind.
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Blue Fin Tuna Threatened With Extinction

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Deutsche Welle (Jan. 31, 2012) — Conservation organizations fear that the blue fin tuna is on the brink of extinction. The fish is on the "Red List of Threatened Species” published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and experts say illegal overfishing is the cause.
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World's Rarest Gorilla Filmed in Cameroon Jungle

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Reuters (May 9, 2012) — Video images of the world's rarest and most endangered gorilla species, the Cross River gorilla, have been captured by a forest camera-trap for the first time. There are thought to be no more than 300 Cross River gorillas in the wild and conservationists hope the footage will prompt efforts to help save the species from extinction.
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