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Mass extinctions are accelerating, scientists report

Moneycontrol | 02/06/2020 02:00 PM | Click to read full article

The extinction rate among terrestrial vertebrate species is significantly higher than prior estimates, and the critical window for preventing mass losses will close much sooner than formerly assumed - in 10 to 15 years. We are racing faster and closer toward the point of collapse than scientists previously thought "Conservationists should consider all species with populations under 5,000 individuals to be in danger of extinction."