Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction with animals now dying out at an unprecedented rate…
Humans have created a toxic mix of habitat loss, pollution, and climate change, which has already led to the loss of at least 77 species of mammals, 140 types of bird and 34 variants of amphibians in less than 500 years.
There are many examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead. Avoiding a true sixth mass extinction will require rapid, greatly intensified efforts to conserve already threatened species, and to alleviate pressures on their populations - notably habitat loss, over-exploitation for economic gain and climate change.
“Their survival lie squarely on our shoulders“