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(Cheryl Carlin)

Five Species Likely to Become Extinct in the Next 40 Years

Experts estimate that one-eighth of all bird species, one-fifth of mammal species and one-third of amphibian species are at risk

Baiji Lipotes vexillifer

Baiji
(Mark Carwardine / NaturePL.com (Captive))
Location: China
Number: Unknown
Scientists declared the dolphin extinct in 2006 after a survey of the Yangtze River failed to yield a single one, but there has since been an unconfirmed sighting. Dams and water pollution have eliminated or damaged the animal’s habitat.

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