Arguably, for the first time since the dinosaurs disappeared, humans are driving
animals and plants to extinction faster than new species can evolve, one of the
world’s experts on biodiversity has warned. Additionally, conservation experts
have already signaled that the world is in the grip of the ‘sixth great
extinction’ of species, driven by the destruction of natural habitats, hunting,
the spread of alien predators and disease, and climate change.
Via Kathy Dowsett