Loss of land-based vertebrates is accelerating, according to biologists

June 3, 2020 - General

In 2015, Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich coauthored a study declaring the world’s sixth mass extinction was underway. Five years later, Ehrlich and colleagues at other institutions have a grim update: the extinction rate is likely much higher than previously thought and is eroding nature’s ability to provide vital services to people.

The Española Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis hoodensis), a species endemic to the Galapagos island, is…

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