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Sunday, November 03, 2002

The updated IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is the world's most authoritative source of information on the status of plants and animals. There are now (at least) 11,167 species threatened with extinction, an increase of 121 since 2000... The Bactrian camel, Iberian lynx, tiger tail seahorse + Ethiopian water mouse are in serious trouble whereas the Lord Howe Island stick insect + the Bavarian pine vole have been rediscovered... see some photos here!