Future of the Environment

A sixth mass extinction is underway - and it's our fault

Over the past 500 years, there have been four other mass extinctions on Earth, not including dinosaurs. Image: REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

Alex Gray
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Image: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
 Percentage of local population extinction in 177 species of mammals
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Populations have declined by 38 per cent overall since 1970 Image: WWF Living Planet Report
A lioness walks along a road as visitors sit in their vehicles at Nairobi's National Park, Kenya. Image: REUTERS/Edmund Blair
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