Holocene extinction

Other Names:
Sixth extinction event
Anthropocene extinction
Modern extirpation of species
Accelerating extinction of life
Modern ecological collapse




The current rate of extinction of species is estimated at 100 to 1,000 times higher than natural background rates.  Extinctions of species have occurred on every land mass and ocean, with many famous examples within Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America, and on smaller islands.

Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
26.09.2019 – 02:23 CEST