Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Two scientists from the University of California, Davis have told New Scientist that the "Red List" of endangered species prepared by the Swiss-based IUCN should be modified to incorporate the risks posed by human populations...
Alexander Harcourt + Sean Parks, who reassessed the ranking of 200 primates from the 1996 Red List, believe the tufted-ear marmoset + the golden lion tamarin, were too low on the risk list and that the gorilla + pygmy chimpanzee were too high.
A spokesman for the IUCN said "We've been asked by everyone, please don't change the system again"...
Posted 10:13 pm by Matt Prescott