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1 Million Animal and Plant Species are at Risk of Extinction

  • Category
    Environment
  • Published
    10th May, 2019
  • The report Global Assessment published by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), found that up to one million of Earth’s estimated eight million plant, insect and animal species is at risk of extinction, many within decades.
  • The report said, this loss is a direct result of human activity and constitutes a direct threat to human well-being in all regions of the world.

Context

  • The report Global Assessment published by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), found that up to one million of Earth’s estimated eight million plant, insect and animal species is at risk of extinction, many within decades.
  • The report said, this loss is a direct result of human activity and constitutes a direct threat to human well-being in all regions of the world.
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