Food Species Top the Latest Additions to The IUCN Red List
The IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia saw the release of the latest update to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ in front of a global audience of protected area professionals, conservationists, government representatives, and business leaders. These leaders consistently agreed that survival of many species depends on the conscious interaction between our individual choices, effective government policy, and the essential support of people and businesses in the private sector.
Among the many species assessed for the latest update of the IUCN Red List, below are some of the most notable examples of how human appetites directly translate into increased threats and decreased abundance for many species. Food is the most direct way that each of us interact with species and our search for and procurement of food has more drastic and lasting consequences on species survival than any other activity. For many of us, the journey of edible species starts and ends with exchanging money for food without much regard for how these choices may impact wild species. However, for many people in the world, food security is a daily concern that is not necessarily directly mediated by money but is more dependent on the local —> Read More Here