January 26, 2013

Reports of Extinctions Are Greatly Exaggerated

Louise Gray, Telegraph

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In the past scientists have warned that up to five per cent of species are at risk of dying-out as a result of climate change, deforestation and development.

But a new analysis by the University of New Zealand found that this figure was five times greater than reality because the number of animals living in the wild in the first place had been over estimated.

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