Are we in the midst of the sixth mass extinction ?

@inproceedings{Wake2008AreWI,
  title={Are we in the midst of the sixth mass extinction ?},
  author={David B Wake and Vance T Vredenburg},
  year={2008}
}
Many scientists argue that we are either entering or in the midst of the sixth great mass extinction. Intense human pressure, both direct and indirect, is having profound effects on natural environments. The amphibians—frogs, salamanders, and caecilians—may be the only major group currently at risk globally. A detailed worldwide assessment and subsequent updates show that onethird or more of the 6,300 species are threatened with extinction. This trend is likely to accelerate because most… CONTINUE READING

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