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News Release - IUCN rings alarm bells for corals in the Mediterranean

News from May 17, 2017

04 May 2017

Over 13% of anthozoan species in the Mediterranean Sea – which include corals and related species –  are threatened with extinction, according to the Red List of Anthozoans report published recently by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The report proposes urgent conservation measures, including restrictions on unsustainable fishing practices, to protect these species and the rich biodiversity they harbour.

Read more:

IUCN Global Species Programme Red List Unit

Overview of the conservation status of Mediterranean anthozoa


Dr. Diego Kersting

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