Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, it occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Background refers to the standard rate of extinction in earth’s geological and biological history before humans became a primary contributor to extinctions.
Scientists estimate we are now losing species at 1000 to 10 000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day.
Lucy also lists the conservation status of species such as:
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