Wildlife on the edge of existence in the Amazon
All these mammals, birds, and amphibians are on a Red List of vulnerable or endangered wildlife species
The 2021 COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference once again underlined the global threat from climate change and the urgent need to address the crisis before it's too late. But for many species of wildlife, the tipping point has already arrived, with numerous mammals, birds, and amphibians facing potential extinction. Perhaps nowhere else on Earth exemplifies this threat to life more than the Amazon. The International Union for Conservation spotlights South America as "one of the richest sub-continents in terms of cultural and biological diversity." But its Red List—a critical indicator of the health of the world's biodiversity—registers wildlife in its hundreds as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered in the Amazon Basin alone.
Concerned? Click through and be alarmed by the wildlife on the edge of existence in the Amazon.
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