16 May 2008

'1% every year'

Humans are wiping out about 1% of all other species every year, and one of the 'great extinction episodes' in the Earth's history is under way.
-- Zoological Society of London (quoted at Wildlife populations 'plummeting').

P.S. 19 May:
Nearly 200 governments will say next week they are unlikely to meet a target of slowing the rate of extinctions of living species by 2010, a failure which could threaten future food supplies.

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