Image of the Day: No Cuddling with Cuttlefish in Future?
This giant Australian cuttlefish is now a member of a near-threatened species, according to the updated International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. Just days before the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development got underway, the IUCN published changes to its extensive list of threatened animals and plants. In a press release, the IUCN identified climate change as among “the most difficult threats to reverse” for threatened wildlife.
Director General of the IUCN also declared in the press release, “A sustainable future cannot be achieved without conserving biological diversity - animal and plant species, their habitats and their genes - not only for nature itself, but also for all 7 billion people who depend on it.”
Credit: Roger Hanlon/IUCN