1 in 4 mammals risk extinction
Conservationists have determined that 1 in 4 mammals could become extinct.
The report was the first one done in more than a decade, reported CNN, and both articles cite that humans are to blame. Habitat loss due to expansion, pollution and hunting, are some major causes, reported National Geographic.
"Our results paint a bleak picture of the global status of mammals worldwide,â€? Jan Schipper, leader of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature team based in Gland, Switzerland, said (CNN).
National Geographic reported that the report includes a 700 additional species from the 1996 report, making the total of known mammals 5,487.
Of those mammals at risk, both articles reported that species in Southeast Asia are in greater danger.
National Geographic reported that marine animals were also in greater danger, with 1 in 3 odds.