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Many sharks are closer to the brink than feared, as conservationists reveal 17 SPECIES now face extinction

Seventeen of 58 species evaluated were classified as facing extinction, the Shark Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation (IUCN) said late Thursday in an update of the Red List of threatened animals and plants.  'Our results are alarming,' said Nicholas Dulvy, who chairs the grouping of 174 experts from 55 countries.  'The sharks that are especially slow-growing, sought-after and unprotected from overfishing tend to be the most threatened.'  Read more...

 

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