World is ‘on notice’ as major UN report shows one million species face extinction
UN News Service
A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on nature shows that nearly one million species risk becoming extinct within decades, while current efforts to conserve the earth’s resources will likely fail without radical action, UN biodiversity experts say.
|The Chatham penguin, once endemic to the Chatham Islands,|
off New Zealand. Its bones indicate it likely became extinct
shortly after Polynesians arrived about 450 years ago.
Image by Sean Murtha.
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