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Wildlife populations ‘plummeting’

September 4, 2008 • News

Thanks to Jane Roberts for this article.
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Populations of land-based species fell by 25%, marine by 28% and freshwater by 29%, it says.

Humans are wiping out about 1% of all other species every year, and one of the “great extinction episodes” in the Earth’s history is under way, it says.

Pollution, farming and urban expansion, over-fishing and hunting are blamed.

For full article, visit:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7403989.stm



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