Around 1 million species are under threat of extinction due to humans, according to a new biodiversity report.
The report states that humans are having an “unprecedented” and devastating effect on global biodiversity, with about 1 million animal and plant species now threatened with extinction. The study was released by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, which was established in 2012 by the United Nations Environment Programme and includes representatives from 132 countries.
25% of mammals, more than 40% of amphibian species, nearly 33% of sharks, and 25% of plant groups are threatened with extinction, according to the report. It also adds that the pace in which the deterioration of various species is quickening, which should raise alarm to us humans.