New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity

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  • Toyota to support deeper understanding of threats to biodiversity and global food supplies through a 5-year partnership
  • Significant step to achieve IUCN's goal of doubling the number of species assessed by 2020 painting a more comprehensive picture of the state of global biodiversity
  • Key project in initial phase of Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050

Gland, Switzerland, May 10, 2016 —  (IUCN) The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced a five-year partnership to provide funding to broaden the scope of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This will significantly increase knowledge on the extinction risk of more than 28,000 species, including many that are key food sources for a significant portion of the global population.

With our planet experiencing extinctions at the fastest rate in its history, IUCN and Toyota believe that there has never been a greater need to understand the current status of the species upon which our survival depends.

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