Species under increasing threat from climate change

11 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Species under increasing threat from climate change

Already facing the threat of habitat destruction, hundreds of plant and animal species are now under further pressure from manmade climate change, the IUCN said Tuesday in its updated “Red List of Threatened Species”, reports AFP.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature added 1,840 new species to its catalogue of plants and animals that risk extinction.

The list now contains more than 30,000 species under threat of disappearing. “Climate change is adding to the multiple threats species face, and we need to act urgently and decisively to curb the crisis,” said IUCN acting director general Grethel Aguilar.

“This update reveals the ever-increasing impacts of human activities on wildlife.”