Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 7, 2020

Earth’s ‘lost species’ only the tip of the iceberg

The BBC reports

Scientists have calculated how many mammals might be lost this century, based on fossil evidence of past extinctions.

Their predictions suggest at least 550 species will follow in the footsteps of the mammoth and sabre-toothed cat.

With every “lost species” we lose part of the Earth’s natural history, they say.

Yet, despite these “grim” projections, we can save hundreds of species by stepping up conservation efforts.

Read full article at Earth’s ‘lost species’ only the tip of the iceberg – BBC News


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