Featured Post

#ClimateCrisis: #Antarctic Sea Ice Melting #Exponentially

"Plunge is far faster than in Arctic and may lead to more global heating, say scientists" 'Precipitous' fall i...

Search This Blog

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Third Of All #Species Face #Extinction



Latest list shows extinction now threatens a third of all assessed species, from monkeys to rhino rays

 Image result for species extinction chart
 

IUCN red list reveals wildlife destruction from treetop to ocean floor


From the tops of trees to the depths of the oceans, humanity’s destruction of wildlife is continuing to drive many species towards extinction, with the latest “red list” showing that a third of all species assessed are under threat.

 The Roloway monkey, one of the seven primate species pushed closer to extinction.

The razing of habitats and hunting for bushmeat has now driven seven primates into decline, while overfishing has pushed two families of extraordinary rays to the brink. Pollution, dams and over-abstraction of freshwater are responsible for serious declines in river wildlife from Mexico to Japan, while illegal logging is ravaging Madagascar’s rosewoods, and disease is decimating the American elm.


LEARN MORE 

UN SAYS ONE MILLION SPECIES FACE EXTINCTION

 

Best Sellers List