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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:30

Earth may encounter with the sixth mass extinction, according to the portal "The Guardian". Specialists magazine revealed that human activity causes the gradual disappearance of some wild species: the extinction of threatened species of amphibians 41%, 26% of mammal species and 13% of bird species.

Status of many species such as the Sumatran elephant, Amur leopard and the mountain gorilla, now estimated as critical. The study, however, indicates that the species may disappear, which are considered relatively prosperous now: pygmy chimpanzee, bluefin tuna, loggerhead sea turtle.

The blame for the disastrous state of the large number of animal species lies with the person. The spread of agriculture destroys millions of acres of habitat of fauna. The introduction of alien species, often man-made, causes loss, and even the disappearance of animal populations-Aboriginal people. Pollution and uncontrolled fishing causes damage to marine ecosystems.



The problem, experts say the magazine "Nacho", exacerbated by the huge gaps in knowledge about biodiversity scientists of the planet. Estimating the number of species of animals, plants and fungi on Earth range from 2 to 50 million. The rate of disappearance of animals ranged from 500 to 36,000 per annum species.

Researchers believe that the world is inexorably goes to the next mass extinction, which is characterized by the loss of 75% or more planetary species. This can happen in less than a hundred years, or take a thoUSAnd years, depending on the rate of extinction.

Earth has experienced five mass extinction periods, all of which were associated with geological or cosmic catastrophe. Future mass extinction may occur entirely manmade.


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