Baby pygmy hogs seen with mother, in May 2016, in Assam, India. Deep in Indias northern grasslands conservationists are working to save the endangered pygmy hog. Photo Credit: Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Animals Switzerland10. February 2021

A Clear and Optimistic Message: Conservation Efforts Work!

A group of biologists who dedicated their entire career to saving species from extinction published a study in which they show us just how much conservation efforts pay off.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources documented the 48 bird species and the 25 mammal species the biologists focused their attention on. From 1993 to the present, between 21 and 32 bird species have been saved from extinction, so have 7 to 16 mammal species.

According to the scientists calculations, without any conservation actions, there would have been between 12 and 26 times more extinctions since 2010 than has been recorded. Concerted efforts must be push forward from governments, NGOs, zoos and other stakeholders to prevent future extinctions.

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