The biosphere of our planet is going through the 6th period of mass extinction. It will lead to the loss of thousands of animal
species. Ashok Holsa (the president of
International Union for the Protection of Nature, IUPN) has announced
this at the meeting with journalists in Moscow on Thursday (February, 9th).
Is was said that almost 100 animal species disappear, about 50 ha of
forests disappear because of fires and clearances, and more than 20 ha of
fields become wild deserts every day.
Holsa also said, that the permanent "forcing” impact on climate only
worsens the situation. According to scientific forecasts some waterlocked
states can be flooded in the next century. This can happen because of the water
rise in the World Ocean.
One more point of Holsa’s speech concerned the fact that the fifth (previous)
mass extinction was marked with dinosaurs’ dying-out.