Are We in the Midst of a Sixth Mass Extinction?

NEARLY 20,000 species of animals and plants around the globe are considered high risks for extinction in the wild. That's according to the most authoritative compilation of living things at risk - the so-called Red List maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Sarah Lauderdale
by Sarah Lauderdale - May. 7, 2012

The article begins with a statistic which engages the emotions of the reader. The article uses the Red List which is created by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as a source for this statistic and other information on endangered species. This is a trusted source and gives legitimate information to the reader on the severity of diminishing species. The article begins by shocking the reader with the large amount of endangered species and the rapid rate at which more species are becoming endangered. It than discusses our role in endangerment of these animals. We are also introduced to the fact that we depend on many of these animals to continue to survive of the land the Earth provides for us. Another source is ... More »

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