Fin whales and mountain gorillas back from the brink of extinction thanks to conservation efforts
‘With sustained, long-term conservation action, we can not only prevent extinctions, but also achieve considerable population recoveries’
After decades of persecution by whaling vessels and poachers, modern efforts to protect these mammals appear to be working as their numbers have started to recover.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) maintains a “red list” to monitor the status of the world’s wildlife, and in its latest update both whales and gorillas have shifted one step further away from becoming new entries on the long list of species wiped out by humanity.
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