Extinction in the Anthropocene

In an article entitled “Defaunation in the Anthropocene” in Science vol. 345 p401, 25 July 2014, doi: 10.1126/science.1251817, an international team of scientists write: “Among terrestrial vertebrates, 322 species have become extinct since 1500, and populations of the remaining species show 25% average decline in abundance. Invertebrate patterns are equally dire: 67% of monitored populations […]

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