Aklexandra Andersson, has written a sobering article for Time Magazine at the link below
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In the article, Alex has listed 5 species (the very tip of the iceberg) that are disappearing rapidly despite legal protection. Ou planet is reliant on the balance of our eco-systems if we allow this constant erosion of the web of life to continue then eventually it will collapse. We are already witnessing food shortages, water pollution, and habitat loss and what is left is a carefully manicured, artificial environment. Sadly there will come a time when this builds to such a level that a worldwide problem occurs. We have time to stop it but we have to act now before it is too late.