Thursday, May 04, 2006

Endangered Species List Expands to 16,000

The World Conservation Union has released it's expanded list of Endangered Species. New to the list are Polar Bears and hippopotamuses.

More than 40 percent of species that have been assessed worldwide are threatened with extinction. These include a quarter of the world's coniferous trees, an eighth of its birds, and one-third of its amphibians. Also listed are a quarter of all the mammal species that were assessed for the survey.

Very scary indeed!