By Helen Briggs
BBC News

Northern white rhino

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One of the last remaining rhinos of its kind

The world’s in the midst of an extinction crisis, with plants and animals being lost at a rate not seen since the demise of the dinosaurs. At the end of a key international conference, BBC News spoke to Cristiana Pașca Palmer, executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, about global efforts to stem the destruction of nature – and what individuals can do.

 

The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a “silent killer” and deserves more attention.

via Extinction crisis: Five things you should know — BBC News – Science & Environment

Extinction crisis: Five things you should know — BBC News – Science & Environment

Extinct, Extinction, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Animals, Extinct, Extinction, Human, Humans, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Trafficking

The War on Wildlife

Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Extinct, Extinction, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Trafficking

Soul-crushing reality of the world we live in at present.

60% of world’s wildlife has been wiped out since 1970
https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/living-plant-wwf-2018-1.4882819?webview=true&appname=news-android-app