Should More Species Be Extinct?

From MinuteEarth.

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– IUCN: The International Union for Conservation of Nature is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, and education.

Species featured in this video:
– Ivory-billed Woodpecker
– Fat Catfish
– Blanco Blind Salamander
– Seychelles Giant Tortoise
– Black-browed Babbler
– Coelacanth

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Greenwald, Noah, et al, (2019). Extinction and the U.S. Endangered Species Act. PeerJ 7:e6803

Re:wild – Lost Species.

Re:wild – Lost Species: By the Numbers.

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Mooers, Arne, (2022). When Is a Species Really Extinct?. The Conversation.

Smithsonian, (2019). Numbers of Insects (Species and Individuals).

Tangley, Laura, (1998). How Many Species Exist?. The National Wildlife Federation.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.

National Ocean Service | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). How Many Species Live in the Ocean?