Causing extinction of species

Endangering species
Accelerating extinctions of species
Causing accelerated extinction of plants and animals

The OECD reported (2002) that, on current trends, by 2025 15% of all forest species will be extinct.


The Earth may need 10 million years to recover from the significant reduction in species diversity caused by humans, regardless of the scale of extinctions. This could be because new species cannot simply evolve to fill empty niches. Instead, completely new niches must develop. The long delay is a measure of the time it takes to recreate a diverse ecosystem with a wide variety of niches.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land