As you can see in this progress report, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation made incredible progress during 2006. We validated and made available stunning facts about our Mediterranean biodiversity and its links to society. We learnt that a quarter of our amphibians are in danger of extinction; that half of the reptile species found in our region are threatened; that water pollution and extraction are pressuring 56% of our freshwater fish to disappear, and that marine resources are in strong need of protection measures due to over fishing, maritime traffic and coastal development.
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Source: website of The World Conservation Union
Updated on 11/28/2007 11:28:33 AM.