Taylor says the identification of the species at risk is a start, but there needs to be action to truly solve the problem of habitat degradation and exploitation. Were really just nibbling at the edges, were actually just documenting the problem and we need to put a lot more resources to actually change the situation, he says. Species on the list are monitored for any changes in their population and the government develops strategies to aid them. If their numbers drop, the species will move to a higher level of risk, which will prompt stronger measures for protection. The nine additions include:

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