20 Corals Added to Endangered Species List

20 Corals Added to Endangered Species ListA tenfold increase in the number of protected coral species was announced this week, with 20 new corals added to the list of threatened species. In total, 22 coral species are now classified as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Two coral species were previously listed in 2006. Reef-building coral face severe threats from climate change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a statement Wednesday (Aug. 27) announcing the new listings.

August 29, 2014 3:42 pm

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