International Union for Conservation of Nature

Alarm bells ring for seahorses

Populations of seahorses and pipefishes are under threat in the Mediterranean, according to data released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN estimates that if the degradation of their habitats continues - along with the damage caused by overfishing - then at least 15 percent of seahorse species in the region will face the serious risk of extinction.

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