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The 2008 Review of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

10 October 2008
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is long established as the world's most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of plants and animals. This week a new publication entitled "Review of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™" was released at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Each section explores a different aspect or biodiversity realm of the IUCN Red List, including: - The IUCN Red List: a key conservation tool - Freshwater biodiversity: a hidden resource under threat - Status of the world's marine species - Broadening the coverage of biodiversity assessment - Species susceptibility to climate change impacts - The Mediterranean: a biodiversity hotspot under threat

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