The scorecard on the extinction rate of animal, bird, insect and plant species is calamitous: scientists say the natural rate for extinction is 1-5 per year, however the present rate is around 1000 times that – i.e. 200 species become extinct every day!
According to one chilling environment report, humans have wiped out an astounding 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970! Yet, there are glimmers of hope – sustained effort has brought back 26 animal species and 85% of species listed in the Endangered Species Act are recovering – find out more in this infographic.
26 Animals Brought Back from the Brink of Extinction:
Infographic by – Alan’s Factory Outlet