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A New Conservation Tool is Launched to Help Give Us a Better Picture of Threats Species Face

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) green status aims to provide people with a fuller picture of threats different species face.

This could potentially help thousands of species of plants and animals.

According to The Guardian, IUCN has so far notified which species are close to extinction.

They have now formed a new global standard that will give a more detailed picture of how close to recovering an endangered species is.

“By analysing a species’ historical population size, present-day distribution, the success of previous conservation efforts and viable habitat, the new standard will allow researchers to plot a path to recovery for some of the one million species threatened with extinction on Earth, largely through human activities.”

To create this new metric, scientists studied species that are currently far from being endangered and ones that have recovered, such as the clubtail dragonfly.

Last year, a study found that conservation efforts prevented 48 bird and mammal species from extinction.

The scientists hope this new tool will help even more, especially for critically endangered species, such as the Sumatran rhino.

Marina is passionate about sustainability and works to help ensure our planet stays as our home for a long time. She takes part in environmental conservation by recycling and not buying single-use plastic. When not writing, she can be found with her nose stuck in a book or trying out new baking recipes.

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