Many sharks are at risk of extinction – IUCN report

Since 2014, the world’s sharks and bears have seen a decline in their population, and a new red list has been announced at an international conference aimed at protecting endangered species.

There are also signs of hope – fishing quotas have allowed many tuna species to enter the “recovery path”, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

37% of the world’s sharks and sharks By 2021, 33% of the seven years ago will be considered a disaster by 2021. He explained that overfishing, environmental degradation and climate change are on the rise. The population of ocean sharks has dropped by 71% since 1970.

But the resurgence of the Tunisian people and some other species is “a sign that recovery is possible if states and other actors take the right steps,” IUCN director Bruno Obele told reporters in southern France.

The IUCN red list reviews hundreds of species each year. Of the 138,000 species that the group follows, more than 38,000 are endangered. Numerous recent studies have shown that many of the planet’s ecosystems have been severely affected by global warming, deforestation, environmental degradation, pollution, and other disasters.

More than half of the world’s bird species are declining in population, and 18 species are at high risk. Temperatures and melting snow are expected to hit 70% of Emperor Penguin’s colonies by 2050 and 98% by 2100.

Actor Harrison Ford made an unforgettable appeal for biodiversity conservation at the opening of the World Conservation Congress in Marseille on Friday. “It is difficult to see the growth of nationalism in the face of international threats, which require international cooperation,” he said. “It is difficult to read headlines, floods, fires, famines, plagues and tell your children that everything is fine. Not all are right. Sorry, no problem at all. ”

Local groups are urging governments to take bold steps to protect the oceans, the Amazon and other critical ecosystems.

The conference will run until September 11. Among the topics are the link between climate change and biodiversity and genetic modification to increase the chances of species survival. The discussion is also aimed at informing the UN Climate Summit (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.


Leave a Comment