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In May 2008, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published its Red List for birds.The latest research shows that one in eight bird species are at risk of extinction. Climate change, the report says, is firmly established as an accelerant to many of the factors contributing to loss in the number of species.

There are now 1226 bird species at risk, eight of these have been uplisted to the 'critically endangered' -- the highest threat category.

Head of IUCN's Species Program, Jane Smart said that: "The latest update of the IUCN Red List shows that birds are under enormous pressure from climate change." Read full article »

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