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23,000 species threatened with extinction

They include the lion, cave crabs of Bali and New Zealand sea lion; however, populations of Iberian lynx and Guadalupe fur seal recovering

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Following six decades of decline, the Iberian lynx has seen its numbers swell from just 52 adult cats in 2002 to 156 a decade later.

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THE mighty lion, reclusive cave crabs and the world's rarest sea lion are among nearly 23,000 species at risk of dying out, a top conservation body warned on Tuesday.

In an update to its "Red List" of threatened species, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature

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