How many species worldwide are facing the threat of extinction?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 weeks ago

How many species worldwide are facing the threat of extinction?
 
(a) 150
 
(b) 15,500
 
(c) 1500
 
(d) 15
 
I have been asked this question in unit test.
 
My enquiry is from Loss of Biodiversity in chapter Biodiversity and Conservation of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 weeks ago

The correct choice is (b) 15,500
 
The explanation is: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) gives the Red list. According to the IUCN Red List, more than 15,500 species are facing the threat of extinction worldwide.