[Marxism] It's Not Just the Bees -- Now Scientists Say 25% of All Flowering Species Could
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Thu Jul 8 13:18:07 MDT 2010
> It's Not Just the Bees -- Now Scientists Say 25% of All Flowering Species
> Could Go Extinct
> Human activity could spell end for a quarter of all flowering plants, with
> huge impact on food chain.
> July 7, 2010 - More than one-in-four of all flowering plants are under
> threat of extinction according to the latest report to confirm the ongoing
> destruction of much of the natural world by human activity.
> As a result, many of nature's most colourful specimens could be lost to the
> world before scientists even discover them, claims the research, published
> today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B<http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/>
> The results reflect similar global studies of other species groups by the
> International Union for the Conservation of Nature<http://www.iucnredlist.org/about/summary-statistics>,
> which estimates that one-in-five of all mammals, nearly one-in-three
> amphibians and one-in-eight birds are vulnerable to being wiped out
> completely. Later this year the results of a huge global analysis of all the
> world's estimated up to 400,000 plants by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is due
> to be published by the IUCN as part of its ongoing mission to assess the
> state of all life on Earth.
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