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IUCN red list
What is the IUCN red list?
The IUCN red list of Threatened Species founded in 1948. The IUCN Red List is the most
comprehensive information source on the status of wild species. It helps to prevent species
from becoming extinct as it helps to create conservation schemes.
What are the different categories?
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Data deficient
Not evaluated
Case studies
The Rameshwaram parachute spider (Poecilotheria hunumavilasumica):
The spider is named after an Indian island. The spider is also known as Rameshwaram
ornamental. It lives in the trees (e.g palm and count) and has dark and light tiger like
markings on its legs. Males tend to be smaller than females and have longer markings on the
legs. It is easy to tell rameshwaram from other tarantulas in similar species because of the
yellow colouration on the underside of their legs. It is in the critically endangered section as
its habitat is being destroyed for urban development's and paddy
fields. There are no conservation plans for this species.
Sizes Male total length: 4.3 cm
Female total length: 6.7 cm

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The Lberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus):
The Lberian Lynx is considered as the most endangered wild cat species and is one of the
rarest mammals on the planet today. The estimated population in 2007 was just 100 in the
wild. They are nocturnal. They are normally found in Spain in France. The Iberian lynx is found
in Mediterranean woodland and marquis habitat (a scrub-like habitat of open forests and
thickets), where there is a mixture of dense scrub and open pasture.…read more

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The Caspian seal is one of the smallest seals. They live in the Caspian Sea which is the largest
enclosed inland body of water. The Caspian Sea is bordered by Russia, Kazakhstan,
Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan. The males are a bit larger than the females. They feed on a
large variety or small fish. They are classed as endangered. Their habitat is under threat as
because of human activities the water level has been reduced by 90%.…read more


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