Nature & Parks

State of Global Environment at a Glance: Loss of Biological Diversity

Today, a wide range of wildlife is in serious danger of extinction because of the destruction of habitat, excessive hunting, and poaching. It is estimated that the world's species are becoming extinct 50 to 100 times faster than under natural conditions. This problem threatens to cause a huge and irreversible loss of biodiversity on a global scale.

Birds and mammals that become extinct from 1600 to 1949