Shark and Manta Ray stingrays in Danger of Extinction

shark and stingray are in danger of extinction

Populations of sharks and 'Manta Ray' rays around the world are in danger of extinction, according to a new red list released at a global conference on endangered species conservation.

According to the news in euronews; The Komodo dragon is also now listed as one of the endangered species, particularly due to rising sea levels and rising temperatures in its Indonesian habitat.

Ebony and rose trees were included in the list of endangered trees for the first time this year due to intensive tree cutting.

Quotas bring healing

According to a statement from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the imposed fishing quotas have allowed the populations of many tuna species to be "on track to recovery."

The IUCN stated that as of 2021, about 37 percent of the world's sharks and rays are on the verge of extinction, compared to 33 percent seven years ago.

The increasing trend in the extinction risk of these species is explained by overfishing, habitat loss and climate change. Ocean shark populations are reported to have declined by 1970 percent since 71.

"Progress in reinvigorating tuna populations and some other species is an indication that if states and other actors take the right measures, recovery is possible," IUCN director Bruno Oberle told reporters in the southern French city of Marseille.

Climate change, overfishing and habitat degradation

The IUCN Red List Unit reassesses hundreds of species each year. Of the 138 species the group tracks, more than 38 are in danger of extinction.

Several recent studies show that many of the planet's ecosystems are severely stressed by global warming, deforestation, habitat degradation, pollution and other threats.

More than half of all raptor species worldwide are declining and 18 species are seriously endangered. It is estimated that melting glaciers will endanger 2050 percent of emperor penguin colonies by 70 and 2100 percent by 98.

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