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More Than Half of the World's Plants and Animals 'Facing Extinction'

World  (tags: tragedy, wild animals, plants, wordwide, disappearing, extinction )

- 3269 days ago -
For decades, rare exotic species such as the tiger, panda and snow leopard have become symbols of the world's disappearing wildlife. But according to a new report, common animals are vanishing at an even more alarming rate.


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kay h (156)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 2:15 am
Tragic , when will they learn ?

Antonio Amador (60)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 3:47 am
Unfortunately, humans are like a virus. Thank you for sharing

Terry B (649)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 4:23 am
If the headline read that more than half of the world's humans faced extinction today, I would cheer and wish the planet well.

Monica D (580)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 6:13 am
Very concerning.

Monica D (580)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 6:21 am
I think that humanity should restrain its numbers and lifestyles, to enable wildlife and wilderness to survive.

Lu Galasso (2)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 8:02 am
Sometimes I wish WE were on the brink of extinction. Okay, that's a bit harsh, and not really, but you get what I mean. Hopefully there will come a time when this isn't a problem anymore; of course, by then it will be too late for too many species.

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 12:37 pm
Which humans were at the top of this list. Way too many greedy humans in this world.

Marianna M. (6)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 1:26 pm
that is so sad!!

Tierney G (381)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 3:18 pm
There is no excuse for this! Thanks Simone

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 4:23 pm
Noted. Thank you Simone. Its unthinkable a world without these species. Humans have made a right mess of the planet and yet again human animals are thriving at the expense of other creatures.


Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 5:01 pm
These stories are so lame!
Yesterday it was one third!
All plants and animals are at risk of extinction at that is the way it should be!
99.9 percent of all living things are ALREADY extinct!
Thats why "survival of the fittest" has meaning.

Beth P (32)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 6:46 pm
Very sad article!!

Edward M (8)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 1:47 am
and as I've stated in previous comments, the human population can't be far behind.

Janice Lawrence (43)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 10:37 pm
If the human population were half what it is now, this probably wouldn't happen. Humans are like roaches with plastic water bottles.

Bracha Katz (31)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 5:21 pm
this is scary. for anyone who says they wish humans were facing extinction, do you mean by being killed, or by not having babies, if it's the second one then i totally agree, but saying it with out saying how sound pretty bad. thanx simone.
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