Scientists call it the Holocene – the 6th mass extinction event in Earth’s 5-billion year history. Hundreds of species are going extinct every day – some 70,000 species per year. The disappearance of these species has a profound and irreversible impact on plants, animals, and ecosystems planet-wide.
It’s not just species we’ve never heard of and don’t know. Large keystone species, animals that we know and love like lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, gorillas, and orangutans are predicted by some scientists to be extinct in the wild within one generation.
When we lose a habitats’ trees, we lose its species.