• Evidence shows that a sixth mass extinction is occurring now.
  • Unlike previous mass extinctions, the sixth extinction is due to human actions.
  • The present rate of extinction is between 100 and 100,000 species per year.
  • In 100 years, we could lose more than half of Earth’s remaining species.
  • The single biggest cause of extinction today is habitat loss.
  • The decline in the numbers of large predators like sharks, lions and wolves is disrupting Earth's ecosystem in all kinds of unusual ways.
  • There are steps you can take to help protect biodiversity.
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