The migratory monarch butterfly, a majestic butterfly capable of traveling thousands of miles every year, has joined the red list of endangered species due to climate change and the destruction of its habitat, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature revealed on Thursday. nature (IUCN).
The native population, known to migrate from Mexico and California in winter to summer breeding grounds in the United States and Canada, has declined by between 22% and 72% over the past decade, the report said. IUCN in a press release.
There are more wild tigers in the world than previously thought
Wild tigers are 40% more numerous in the world than previously thought and the population of Panthera tigris “appears to be stabilizing or even increasing”, even if it remains an endangered species, revealed Thursday the International Union for nature conservation.
The last assessment of the world population of tigers living in the wild dates back to 2015 and the new count has estimated the number of these elegant felines with orange fur striped with black at between 3,726 and 5,578.
The 40% jump "is explained by improvements in tracking techniques, showing that there are more tigers than previously thought, and that the number of tigers in the world appears to be stable or increasing", writes the IUCN in its update of its Red List of Threatened Species, which refers.
“Population trends indicate that projects such as the IUCN Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Program are effective and that recovery is possible as long as conservation efforts continue,” notes IUCN, which has more than 1,400 member organizations.
However, the tiger is not out of the woods and remains an endangered species.