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The 100 most endangered species on the planet have been identified in a first-of-its-kind list. Announced during the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea, the list is the culmination of work by 8,000 scientists who identified the animals, plants and fungi from 48 countries that are most in danger of extinction.
Do these species have a right to survive or do we have a right to drive them to extinction? Jonathan Baillie, Zoological Society of London
"All the species listed are unique and irreplaceable. If they vanish, no amount of money can bring them back," said the report's co-author Ellen Butcher, who is also from the ZSL. "However, if we take immediate action we can give them a fighting chance for survival."