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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Populations have declined by 38 per cent overall since 1970 Image: WWF Living Planet Report
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