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2008 Red List of Threatened Species

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Shocking but true - the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species marked more than one third (38 %) of the world's known species with "near extinction" status..

Question 1:

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Over the past hundred years the population of the Caspian Seal has dropped by what percent according to the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species?
15
90
75
45


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Question 2:

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A 2008 discovery of a new population of the rare Purple Marsh Crab led to a positive change in its conservation status – from critically endangered to "only" endangered. Still, this crab can only be found in only one region of the world. Which one is it?
South Asia
West Africa
Central America
East Africa


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According to the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species, the tarantula in the image is found only in a small area and is critically endangered - there are less than 500 living adults of the species in nature. What is the name of this impressive spider?
Rameshwaram Parachute Spider
White-toe Tarantula
Mexican Redknee Tarantula
Burrowing Wolf Spider


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The Iberian lynx is a critically endangered feline on the 2008 Red List. What is the main reason for its extinction?
Illegal shooting
Road traffic accidents
Destruction of habitat
Decrease in the number of its prey


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This recently discovered species of elephant shrew was officially described in 2008 and immediately listed as "vulnerable" on the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species. What is its name?
Udzungwa Forest-partridge
Checkered Elephant Shrew
Grey-faced Sengi
Eastern Rock Elephant Shrew


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This species of crocodile described as the most terrestrial and possibly the most intelligent of all crocodiles, was moved from "endangered" to "critically endangered" on the 2008 Red List. What is the name of this crocodile?
Cuban Crocodile
American Crocodile
Mugger Crocodile
Nile Crocodile


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Which of these big cats is listed as "endangered" on the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species due to severe population drops?
The jaguar
Eurasian Lynx
Cape Lion
Fishing Cat


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Question 8:

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In the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species, what was the conservation status of the Père David's Deer, also known as the Milu?
Extinct in the Wild
Critically Endangered
Least Concern
Vulnerable


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Not included in the Red List of Threatened Species in the previous years, the Tasmanian Devil appeared as endangered on the 2008 Red List mainly because of this factor.
Hunting
Disease
Climate changes
Road incidents


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The 2008 Red List of Threatened Species gives the Holdridge's toad of Costa Rica what conservation status?
Vulnerable
Least Concern
Extinct
Critically Endangered


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