November 1, 2018
An alarming study from the World Wildlife Fund (now called the World Wide Fund for Nature) tells us that vertebrate animals species declined worldwide by about 60 percent between 1970 and 2014. The report reads that “Earth is losing biodiversity at a rate seen only during mass extinctions.”
Meanwhile, China is rescinding its 25-year-old ban on trade in products made from endangered tigers and rhinos. It’s estimated that there are fewer than 30,000 wild rhinos — a number that is falling fast — and fewer than 4,000 wild tigers.