IN NATURE NOTHING EXISTS ALONE – Rachel Carson, 1962
Nature’s gift to the planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that we still have not discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably altered the balance of nature, and the world is facing a mass extinction of the species, the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs 60 million years ago. Scientists tell us that 1000s of species may become extinct this year alone. But unlike the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world is the result of human development. The causes are many: climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, pollution, unsustainable agriculture, plastics and pesticides to name a few, and the impacts are far reaching. If we do not act now, extinction may be our most enduring legacy.
The good news is that if we take action, we can stop extinction.
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