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NZ Sea Lion endangered – in the news

John Kerr posted in on June 25th, 2015.

The rare New Zealand Seal Lion has been listed as ‘Endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The Sea Lion was previously listed as ‘Vulnerable’ but has been moved to ‘Endangered’ status following population decline due to disease, habitat modification caused by fishing, and accidental death as a result of bycatch. You can […]

NZ Sea Lion now ‘Endangered’ – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 23rd, 2015.

The status of the New Zealand Sea Lion has moved from ‘Vulnerable’ to the more serious ‘Endangered’ category in the latest update of the IUCN’s Red List. The Red List, maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is considered the definitive international standard for species extinction risk, covering 77,340 species. The latest […]

NZ Herald: Albatross fights for survival

Peter Griffin posted in on June 14th, 2010.

The Chatham Albatross, one of the world’s most endangered birds, is no longer quite as endangered as once it was, according to Canterbury researcher Paul Scofield. The birds’ population has stabilised over the last few decades, and it has been downgraded to ‘vulnerable’ on the latest Red List. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Counts […]

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