The Grauer’s gorilla has lost 77% of its population in just 20 years.
Grauer’s gorillas have been declared critically endangered after a population decline from 16,900 to 3,800 over a 20-year period.
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released Sunday an updated Red List of Threatened Species, which makes designations from “least concern” to “extinct” for more than 80,000 plant and animal species.
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“We live in a time of tremendous change and each IUCN Red List update makes us realize just how quickly the global extinction crisis is escalating,” IUCN Director General Inger Andersen said. “It is our responsibility to enhance our efforts to turn the tide and protect the future of our planet.”
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