The report, called Priceless or Worthless?, was presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea today. The publication hopes to push the conservation of 'worthless' creatures up the agenda that is set by NGOs from around the globe.
For the first time ever, more than 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) have come together to identify 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. But conservationists fear they’ll be allowed to die out because none of these species provide humans with obvious benefits.
Read the report as an e-book, more on the IUCN website.
|From the Toddycats blog|
More about Johora singaporensis
- Teo Siyang's posts Uniquely Singaporeansis! and Crabbing@Polunin Stream
- Johnson's Freshwater Crab a National Treasure in Peril by Chua Yi Teng
- Talk by N. Sivasothi and David Ng in 2008.
- A fact sheet on IUCN Red List website.
- Have a Crabby National Day about all kinds of crabs in Singapore by Ivan Kwan