One in eight of the world’s bird species is deemed globally threatened and the fortunes of 222 Critically Endangered species are now so perilous that they are at risk of imminent extinction. Some of these species have not been sighted for many years and may already have succumbed. Despite this, there is cause for optimism. Conservation works. Around the world dedicated conservationists—many from within the BirdLife Partnership—have orchestrated spectacular recoveries, bringing numerous species back from the brink. The message is clear: given sufficient resources and political will, species can be saved and the loss of biodiversity reversed.
SITUATION OF BIRDS OF THE WORLD (IUCN 2018)
- 10,284 extant species have been evaluated
- 10,223 of those are fully assessed
- 8,843 are not threatened at present
- 1,375 to 1,436 are threatened
- 145 to 163 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
- 140 extinct (EX) species
- 5 extinct in the wild (EW)
- 17 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
- 1 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]
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