Biodiversity at an all-time threat

Biodiversity is very much essential for the existence of life. Lately human activity has been causing massive extinctions. Recent statistics has shown that the extinction rate is increasing at a rapid pace. Mammals, bird and amphibians are at a risk of extinction. All this has put pressure on Earth and The Mother Nature is unable to keep up with the pace of regenerating.

Mammals, bird and amphibians are at a risk of extinction.

According to The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) many more species are at a risk of extinction. In addition to this, there is a risk of loss of 75 percent of heritable diversity of agricultural crops, 75 percent of the world’s fisheries and one-third of reef building corals. Many factors are responsible for the present condition. The overuse of resources by humans has also put pressure on Earth as it could take elongated time to recover. Other factors such as climate change, disjointed habitats, destruction of habitats, and ocean acidification of ocean have all played their part in the extinction.

Deforestation is also one of the main reasons for the species to go extinct. Forest gets exploited and this has many negative impacts on the environment. Especially it impacts the habitat of millions of species. As more than 70 percent of Earth’s land animals and plants survive on forests, therefore deforestation will have a major impact as regards their sustention.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s