Mass Extinctions

A 2009 survey by the International Union for Conservation of Nature estimated that over 17,000 animals and plants are at risk of extinction. More than one in five of all known mammals, over a quarter of reptiles and 70 percent of plants are under threat, according to the survey, which featured over 2,800 new species compared with 2008. These results are just the tip of the iceberg.

~ Craig Hilton-Taylor