Biodiversity and Human Health

  title={Biodiversity and Human Health},
  author={A. A. Aguirre},
  • A. A. Aguirre
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • EcoHealth
  • The rate of species loss today is approaching catastrophiclevels. Scientists project that over the next two decades,more than one million species of plants and animals willbecome extinct. E.O. Wilson has estimated, ‘‘The rate ofloss may exceed 50,000 a year, 137 a day…this rate, whilehorrendous, is actually the minimal estimate, based on thespecies/area relationship alone….’’ (Kellert and Wilson,1993, p. 16). Over-exploitation of species, habitat frag-mentation and destruction, and exotic… CONTINUE READING
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