40% amphibian species threatened
08, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- Relentless pursuit of economic growth, twinned with the impact of climate change, has put one million species at risk of extinction, as per a report.
- Known as the Global Assessment, the report found that up to 1 million of Earth’s estimated eight million plants, insect and animal species are at risk of extinction within decades.
- The study is compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries.