As Many As 690 Species Went Extinct This Week

“The journal Nature just published an in-depth look at the threats faced by wildlife around the globe. It seems what we thought was bad is even worse. Estimates suggest that somewhere between 500 and 36,000 species could disappear each year (or 10 to 690 a week).

While that number spans a large gap, even at the lowest end of the spectrum it’s an ugly picture. It’s further complicated by the fact that the information covers 1.7 million species — so assessing individual threats is virtually impossible.”
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