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Rhinoceros, Hyenas, Penguin declared extinct in Angola

The report published in the Diario de la República draws attention to other environmental damage.


Devdiscourse News Desk Angola
Updated: 20-07-2018 15:47 IST
Rhinoceros, Hyenas, Penguin declared extinct in Angola

For various sources, the overexploitation of wood resources in the country endangered the survival of species. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The black rhinoceros, the Carmelite hyena, and the Cape penguin joined the species declared extinct in Angola and are today the most recent names included in its red list.

The report published in the Diario de la República draws attention to other environmental damage such as the threat to other representatives of the flora and fauna, especially the black lever, a giant antelope national symbol that lives in the jungle regions of the center of the country.

The numbers give account of 19 affected mammals, three of reptiles, including the leather turtle, four of birds and three fish. In the red list are related the extinct species, those threatened with extinction and thirdly the vulnerable, among which are 31 birds, 18 mammals and to which are added reptiles, crustaceans, fish, insects, and flora, as per Prensa Latina.

Poaching, illegal fishing, habitat fragmentation, and degradation, as well as the destruction of nests, endemic diseases, pollution, unsustainable exploitation of resources and urbanization are among the causes mentioned by Environment Minister Paula Coelho in the published report.

For various sources, the overexploitation of wood resources in the country endangered the survival of species such as the ceiba, ebony, palo negro, the stick Cabinda and the iron stick. In addition, there is the Welwitschia Mirabilis, a flower that is only born in the Namibe Desert.

COUNTRY : Angola

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