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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

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.


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