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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

The Red List published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature lists:

a. biodiversity hotspots.

b. the conservation status of species and higher taxonomicgroups.

c. places where a large proportion of species are likely to faceextinction.

d. locations where acid precipitation is likely to damageecosystems.

e. the provisioning services provided by a variety of ecosystems

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is an international network of non-government organizations (NGOs) and government agencies that monitors the status of the ecosystem and species. It organizes conferences about the ecological challenges and maintains the red list apart from sponsoring scientific research.

Explanation

Justification for the correct answer:

Option (b) is, ‘the IUCN’s red list indicates the conservation status of species and higher taxonomic groups.’ The red lists include the species that are endangered or threatened. The red list also classifies the higher taxonomic categories according to the status of species, such as vulnerable, endangered, and critically endangered. Hence, option (b) is correct.

Justification for the incorrect answers:

Option (a) is, ‘the red list provided by the IUCN represents the biodiversity hotspots.’ The biodiversity hotspots are listed under the Myer’s criteria. The red list does not include biodiversity hotspots. So, it is an incorrect option.

Option (c) is, ‘the IUCN’s red list specifies the place where a large proportion of species is likely to face extinction...

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