red list was compiled by the
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, and the
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).
species are threatened with extinction and at least 10 more have vanished from
endangered plants and animals released this week in
Thanh, head of the 2007 Vietnam Red List, said Thursday the number of
threatened species had increased from 725 in the 1992-1996 red list to 882 in
the latest version.
earlier red list, many species were endangered at the highest threat level, he
said, but the latest list included many species in the extinct category.
species which have been classified as endangered previously are now ranked
critically endangered, he said.
showed the risk to many species had jumped considerably over the past 15 years,
plant and animal life come from humans over-exploiting natural resources, the
reduction of natural distributions and the low priority given to protecting
wildlife habitats, he said.
extinct species, some can be found in neighboring countries
Trieu, chief representative of IUCN in
List served as an assessment of the country’s biodiversity as well as a useful
can be used as the basis for the implementation and improvement of
biodiversity laws, he said.
news, Ho Chi Minh City-based non-profit Wildlife At Risk (WAR) and HCMC Forest
Rangers Office have lately returned 66 wild animals confiscated from illegal
wildlife traders to