[Mb-civic] BBC E-mail: Stopping the next extinction wave
hecate at diamonddragon.com
Tue Mar 7 09:58:27 PST 2006
Hecate saw this story on BBC News Online and thought you
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But overall, extinctions are coming at 100 to 1,000 times the normal background rate, according to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a vast attempt to audit the Earth's ecological health which was published last year.
It concluded that a third of all amphibians, a fifth of mammals and an eighth of all birds are now threatened with extinction.
It also concluded that although humanity is the cause, humanity will ultimately be among the losers
** Stopping the next extinction wave **
A new study identifies 20 regions in the world which may become extinction 'hot-spots' in the near future.
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/science/nature/4780876.stm >
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