(EXTINCTION/ENDANGERED ANIMALS/WILDLIFE) An asteroid hitting the earth, a volcanic eruption, and climate shift are the primary natural causes for three major extinctions in history. But what about the one we may be currently facing?
The reality is humans are a major cause of speciation decrease, and it’s our responsibility to prevent further loss.
We are currently losing dozens of species a day, and nearly 20,000 plants and animals are at a high risk for extinction.
“In fact, 99 percent of currently threatened species are at risk from human activities, primarily those driving habitat loss, introduction of exotic species and global warming,” according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
The gallery below depicts 11 species who have recently gone extinct due to human impact.
— Kayla Newcomer, exclusive to Global Animal