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6 things you might have missed from the 2016 Red List

By Alex Dale,  ales of parrots in peril and giraffes in jeopardy dominated the headlines when the 2016 edition of the Red List was published last week. But while the plight of world-famous species inevitably catches the media’s eye, there are many other interesting and quirky stories that end up falling under the radar. This is an unavoidable consequence of …

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12 bird species threatened in Lebanon: Report

12 species of birds in Lebanon are threatened, and 16 other species of birds are near threatened according to the 2014 Red List prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN prepared its report based on studies conducted by BirdLife International and other partner organizations. The eight species of birds added to the threatened list include …

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One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time on behalf of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Worryingly, more than 25% of these newly recognised birds have been listed as threatened on The IUCN Red List – compared with 13% of all birds – making them urgent priorities for conservation …

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Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion amictophole)

This species appears to be restricted to Mount Hermon in southwestern Syria, and from the Mount Lebanon Range in central Lebanon (known from a single, recently collected specimen). It is found above 1,300 m asl on Mount Hermon and up to 2,000 m asl in Lebanon. Cyrtopodion amictophole is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List. Listed as Endangered …

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