A Fifth of Species Slides Toward Extinction; Sixth Mass Extinction Underway?

October 28th, 2010 - 3:07 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One in every five of the world’s pant and animals species are at risk of extinction at this time, according to a shocking new study. The new count showed that the amount if endangered vertebrate are on the rise, and humans bear a great deal of the blame.

This is causing many scientists to believe that the earth is going through what is called a “sixth mass extinction” and that more wildlife will soon be extinct than at any other time since the disappearance of the dinosaurs which occurred sixty-five million years ago.

Just as this report is made public, governments are in talks at the United Nations in Japan to try and stave off the global threat to wildlife. Twenty-five percent of mammals, thirteen percent of birds, twenty-two percent of reptiles, and forty-one percent of amphibians are said to be in danger of extinction.

The report was published in the Journal of Science and was written by one hundred and seventy four scientists.

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