30/06/2023 06:33 PM | Click to read full article
A new study reveals that humans exploit around one-third of all wild vertebrate species, totalling approximately 14,600 species out of nearly 47,000 worldwide. Exploitation includes consumption for food, pet trade, recreation hunting, and other purposes such as medicine and clothing. The impact of human activities is driving many exploited species towards extinction. The findings highlight the need for conservation efforts to protect biodiversity and wildlife populations.