A red list that was published at a conference worldwide to protect endangered species showed that there has been a decline in sharks and other rays since 2014. The fish is in danger of extinction.
Due to the rising sea level and temperature in its Indonesian habitat, the Komodo Dragon is now considered an endangered species. This year’s list included Ebony (a threatened species due to logging) and Mahogany (a threatened species due to logging).
There are also signs of hope—according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, fishing quotas allow several tuna species to embark on the “road to recovery”.
The World Conservation Union has announced that 37% of sharks, rays, and other marine life worldwide are now considered in danger. This is an increase of 33% from seven years ago. The increase in shark and ray numbers was due to overfishing, habitat loss, and climate change. Since 1970, 71% of the ocean sharks have declined.
The progress in the restoration of species and tuna populations “shows that, if the state, and other actors, take the right actions…recovery can be achieved,” Bruno Oberle (director, World Conservation Union) told Marseille in southern France reporter.
Each year, hundreds of species are re-evaluated by the IUCN Red List department. Surplus of 38,000 species are endangered by the IUCN Red List, out of 138,000 total.
Recent studies show that global warming, habitat destruction, pollution, and habitat degradation are all affecting many ecosystems around the globe.
Worldwide, more than half of the world’s bird species are in danger. The threat of rising temperatures and melting glaciers will affect 70% of the emperor-penguin community by 2050. By 2100, it will threaten 98%.
Harrison Ford, an actor, passionately called for biodiversity protection at Friday’s opening ceremony of the World Conservation Congress.
He stated that it was difficult to see the rise in nationalism when there are global threats that demand global cooperation and global action. It’s difficult to see the headlines about floods, fires and famines and tell your children everything is fine. It’s not common. It’s not normal, damn it.
“Come on everybody,” he said. Let’s get started.
Environmental groups have urged the government to take stronger actions to protect the Amazon, the ocean and other important ecosystems.
The meeting will run until September 11. The meeting will last until September 11. It will also be used to inform about the United Nations Global Climate Summit COP26 which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.