Habitat destruction, poaching, pollution, climate change issues: Humen have many ways of pushing species to the brink of extinction. In recent years, weve shoved some species over the leading edge entirely.
The planet, scientists announce, is currently on the brink of thesixth mass extinction also known as the anthropocene extinguishing, or one caused by human activity. Its an date that could see us wiping outat least 75 percent of the Earths species.
But while humans have provoked an extinction episode that researchers say is unparalleled for 65 million years, humanity has also shown that it can undo some of the damage it has caused.
In recent years, humen have managed to draw a bizarre parrot, a minuscule fox, a uncommon beast, an ancient tortoise, a threatened gorilla and a preferably handsome mountain goat, amongst other mortals, from the jaw of extinction.
We definitely effected their own problems and were trying to undo it, read Andrew Digby, a conservationist who has dedicated times to the convalescence of the kakapo, a parrot native to New Zealand.