Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 23, 2018

Mammals Likely Can’t Escape Extinction Crisis 

ScienceDaily reports mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

The sixth mass extinction is underway, this time caused by humans. A team of researchers have calculated that species are dying out so quickly that nature’s built-in defense mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up. If current conservation efforts are not improved, so many mammal species will become extinct during the next five decades that nature will need 3-5 million years to recover to current biodiversity levels. And that’s a best-case scenario.

Read full story at Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis — ScienceDaily


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