The BBC reports:

At least 25% of the world’s mammal species are at risk of extinction, according to the first assessment of their status for a decade.

“The financial crisis is nothing compared with the environmental crisis,” the deputy head of IUCN’s species programme, Jean-Christophe Vie, told BBC News.


“We must now set clear targets for the future to reverse this trend, to ensure that our enduring legacy is not to wipe out many of our closest relatives.”

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