Mammals in danger of disappearing at a rapid rate

Many mammals will die out over the next 50 years if nothing is done to halt the trend. A study from Århus University and the University of Gothenburg states that animals and plants are being eradicated so rapidly that evolution cannot compensate for the environmental impact people exert on the Earth’s species.

“We currently live in yet another period of greatly increased eradication of species. But this time it is happening not because of natural disasters but because of human activity,” says Søren Faurby, co-author of the study.

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