More than ever is survival of many plant and animal species under threat as a consequence of human activities
Shrinking biodiversity threatens human life, research warns - life short science news

Plant and animal species on earth are declining at such a rapid pace that human life is also threatened. This emerges from a large scientific study of the biodiversity on earth of Ipbes, an organization affiliated with the United Nations.

One million of the estimated eight million species are threatened with extinction in the coming decades.

The loss of biodiversity is a "direct consequence of human action," the researchers say. The causes are changes in the use of land and sea, exploitation of organisms, climate change, pollution and the arrival of invasive exotic species.

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