Species

Mammals

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Mammals are criticMammals threatened with extinctional in maintaining ecosystem functions and services through their diverse roles as grazers, browsers, predators, pollinators and seed dispersers. Mammals also provide numerous direct benefits to humans; they are an important food source for many cultures and are used in recreation and improving livelihoods around the world.25% of the world's 5,488 mammal species are threatened with extinction. 

 

 

 

The Red List Index (RLI) provides a clearer view of real trends within different taxonomic groups, and for biodiversity as a whole. It shows that for mammals, the overall trend is one of decline.

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