An Arabian oryx is seen at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Um al-Zamool near the UAE's border with Saudi Arabia on March 24, 2017. The sanctuary covers an estimated area of ​​8,900 square kilometers and currently houses nearly 155 species, which have been reintroduced to its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by the late ruler of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction.

Gorillas, Mongolian trees and more

  • More than a quarter of all species evaluated, more than 40,000, are at risk of extinction.
  • Of the 201 endangered species listed, 10 are increasing populations and 12 are stabilizing.
  • Species including mountain gorillas, Siamese crocodiles, and Chinese magnolias have all experienced growth in their populations.

Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story misidentified the World Wildlife Fund.

In an age where discussions about our planet’s health and future increasingly fuel fear and anxiety, conservation victories that have saved several species from extinction offer a glimmer of hope.

In a statement released earlier this month, Fauna and Flora International, the world’s oldest international wildlife conservation organization, listed several species that have since recovered from near extinction.

According to the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species, over a quarter of all species assessed, more than 40,000, are threatened with extinction. Of the 201 endangered species listed, 10 are increasing populations and 12 are stabilizing.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report last August, which UN Secretary-General António Guterres called an “atlas of human suffering and a crushing indictment of failed climate leadership”, as well as a “red code. for humanity “.

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