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L ions used to roam across most of Africa, southern Europe, and the Middle East, all the way to northwestern India. They blame human overpopulation and overconsumption for the crisis and warn that it threatens the survival of human civilisation, with just a short window of time in which to act.
Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa News. Surely our Anthropocene extinction can confidently take its place next to the juggernauts of deep time—the Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, Triassic and Cretaceous extinctions.
The maps were generated by comparing historic and current geographic ranges. Records covering 4,424 species, collected between 1970 and 2009 by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology found losses across the UK. Pimm also said there were important caveats that result from the broad-brush approach used.
Areas of most devastating loss occur across the African continent, as well as India and Australia - but are prevalent around the globe. Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering could bring the northern white rhino back from extinction.
Plants, vital sources of food, medicine and central absorbers of atmospheric CO2, are key to human life. But also included have been unexpected victims, like butterflies and moths, which have declined in abundance by 35 percent since the 1970s. Today their habitat has been reduced to a few tiny pockets of the original area.
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Palaeontologists were baffled about the origin of these toothy fragments, mistaking them for bits of clams or sponges. Overall, the IUCN estimates that half the globe's 5,491 known mammals are declining in population and a fifth are clearly at risk of disappearing forever with no less than 1,131 mammals across the globe classified as endangered, threatened, or vulnerable.