Extinction “Hotspots” Revealed in New Study

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 12, 2005   View Article

Extinct.

This moniker of doom is destined for 794 species of animals and trees currently eking out an existence in 595 sites around the world, conservationists warned today.

Creatures in impending danger include whooping cranes on a Texas tidal flat, a type of rabbit on a Mexican volcano, penguins in the Galápagos Islands, and a species of pine tree in Australia.

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