100 Most-Threatened Species Revealed
Some 8,000 scientists worked to compile the list of animals, plants and fungi from 48 countries that are most in danger of extinction. The roster was revealed in a report titled "Priceless or Worthless?" at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's World Conservation Congress in South Korea.
Animals on the list include Panama's pygmy sloth, China's Hainan gibbon and Southeast Asia's Javan rhino.
"All the species listed are unique and irreplaceable. If they vanish, no amount of money can bring them back," said report co-author Ellen Butcher of the Zoological Society of London.
"However, if we take immediate action we can give them a fighting chance for survival."
— Read it at CNN
Photo: Craig Turner / ZSL: Panama's pygmy three-toed sloth is among the 100 most-endangered species in the world today.
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