By Rina Saeed Khan Published: May 15, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Land use changes have chased off many of these animals and birds as their habitats shrink. PHOTO: WORLD WILDLIFE FUND-PAKISTAN As we go about our busy lives, completely dependent on fossil fuels from the vehicles that transport us to the houses we live in electrified by thermal power plants, we remain blissfully ignorant of the damage resource extraction and unchecked development has done to the flora and fauna of our planet. How conveniently we look the other way as yet another housing estate gobbles up even more rural land and old trees are cut down to make way for roads! Scientists have now rung the alarm bells that we humans are driving the sixth mass extinction on Earth. A new study brought out by the United Nations (UN) says that one million of the world’s animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction – the largest number in human history to be facing the threat of being wiped out forever. Many species could disappear within decades. Last week, the chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services launched the global assessment report on… Read full this story
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