mass extinction - updates

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Nations seek biodiversity accord to stave off mass extinction

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:35 AM

'This degradation of nature is unprecedented in the history of mankind,' says IPBES executive secretary Anne Larigauderie

BABIES. The world's first lion cubs born through artificial insemination rest under a tree at the Ukutula private game conservation center. Photo by Phill Magakoe/AFP

Humanity imperiled by abuse of life-giving Nature – reports

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:24 AM

'This alarming trend endangers economies, livelihoods, food security and the quality of life of people everywhere,' says an intergovernmental science policy body

Residents collect drift wood and other recyclable materials floating along with garbage washed ashore due to heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Isang on the coast of Manila Bay in Manila on August 22, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Extinction by people, for people and eventually, of people

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

So far we humans have done such a sweeping job of causing other species to vanish

Sixth mass extinction is here, US study says

Jun 20, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Humans are likely to be among the species lost says a study published in the journal Science Advances

 A study says the planet has been losing species at a rate comparable to the plight of dinosaurs 66 million years ago. File photo of dinosaur fossils by Jaroslav Moravcik/Shutterstock

Earth's 6th mass extinction imminent – report

Jul 29, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Human activity is to blame based on a review by an international team of scientists

A picture made available on 20 June 2014 shows an elephant dust baths at sunrise at the Tsavo wildlife lodge in Voi, Kenya, 19 June 2014. Daniel Irungu/EPA