By Helen Briggs
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
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
Soul-crushing reality of the world we live in at present.
60% of world’s wildlife has been wiped out since 1970