Protect wildlife habitats to halt ‘sixth mass extinction’ - WWF

With the earth and its 7.3 billion people entering a possible “sixth mass extinction” in what scientists are calling the geological anthropocene era, European and world governments must act now to stop the predicted 67% global loss of wildlife by 2020, the WWF has warned 

With the earth and its 7.3 billion people entering a possible “sixth mass extinction” in what scientists are calling the geological anthropocene era, European and world governments must act now to stop the predicted 67% global loss* of wildlife by 2020, the WWF has warned in a new report.

The environmental group’s eleventh flagship ‘Living Planet Report 2016’ says the most common threat to animal populations is loss and degradation of habitat. Species overexploitation, poaching and wildlife trafficking, pollution, invasive species and climate change were flagged up as other important factors.

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