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Question 1: On 12 September 2007, the ________ (IUCN) released the 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the latest update to their online database of species' extinction risks.
International Union for Conservation of NatureIUCN Red ListConservation statusEndangered species

Question 2: The 2008 Red List was released on 6 October 2008, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in ________, and "has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four [mammals] at risk of disappearing forever".
Sagrada FamíliaBarcelonaLa Rambla, BarcelonaÀmbit metropolità de Barcelona

Question 3: The IUCN Red List is set upon precise criteria to evaluate the ________ risk of thousands of species and subspecies.
Holocene extinctionEvolutionExtinctionConservation biology

Question 4: "Possibly Extinct" can be considered a subcategory of "Critically Endangered", like the ________, which is considered extinct.
BaijiSperm whaleKiller whaleBeluga whale

Question 5: Each year a small number of "extinct" species may be rediscovered, becoming ________, or may be reclassified as "data deficient".
ExtinctionDiatomyidaeLazarus taxonLiving fossil

Question 6:
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in ________, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species.

Question 7: The IUCN Red List has come under criticism on the grounds of ________ (or at least poor documentation) surrounding the sources of data.
SecrecyEspionageIntelligence (information gathering)Classified information

Question 8: Of these, 7,725 were ________, 8,390 were plants, and three were lichen and mushrooms.

Question 9: The ________ (IUCN) is the world's main authority on the conservation status of species.
Endangered speciesInternational Union for Conservation of NatureExtinctionIUCN Red List


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