The scientists warn that Earthâs sixth mass biological extinction event is lurking near us. On what account, this extinction is different from earlier extinctions?
1. The current crisis is caused by the humans and its taking place at a faster rate
2. The highest rate of decline is found in large animals
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Nearly a quarter of mammals, one-third of amphibians, more than one in eight birds, and more than a fifth of plant species now face the threat of extinction Large animals — described as megafauna and including elephants, rhinoceroses, polar bears and countless other species worldwide — face the highest rate of decline, a trend that matches previous extinction events.
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