Up to 150 species become extinct EVERY DAY.....

@James72 (26829)
Australia
January 7, 2007 11:09pm CST
Can you believe that?!? I read this in a newspaper yesterday and was absolutely stunned that it could be so many. That equates to over 400,000 species becoming extinct over a year or 4 million species over ten years..... This is an extremely sad thought. Will it get to the point where you are sitting with your grandchildren and shoing them a picture while trying to explain what a tiger was like? Or a panda or gorilla? It would also be interesting to know how many NEW species are created also; but I am sure that the extinct species numbers would be far superior. I can only see this getting worse.
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• Indonesia
13 Jan 07
sigh ... reading your post remembering me with the massive destruction of the great tropical forest in one of the biggest island in my country, indonesia. At borneo (kalimantan) thousands acres of rain forest are dissapeared daiy because of they were burned down, chopped off, for the cause of humans greed ... and the saddest part is ... i can't do something to stop that ... forest is the home for lot of species, and not only that, the sea suroundings indonesian archipelago, which consist more than 70% of coral and fish species from around the world are destroyed because of that illegal fishing, bombing the sea, etc ... boo hooo ... my country T-T ...
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jan 07
That is certainly a sad situation. And please don't think that there is nothing you can do to stop it. If individual's each took a stand in some way or another, collectively they have a better chance of being heard! Same issues exist the world over. Vietnam for example lost a staggering amount of its vegetation from Agent Orange being dumped on it during the Vietnam War..... The Amazon forest also loses acres and acres of rainforest a day because of logging and development. And as a result of this, thousands of species suffer. In a way we are the lucky ones. It is the future generations that will suffer the most from all of this. Thanks for responding.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
13 Jan 07
Thats amazing I didn't think there were that many different species that so many could become extinct all the time....I think we have a lot to answer for to mother nature, it is all very sad...:(
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jan 07
We do have a lot to answer for! But I guess that if it's out of sight then it's out of mind. Everybody that I have told this too has been very surprised that the extinction rate was this high. How can we fix something if a majority of us aren't even aware? Thanks for responding.
@usman400 (1588)
• Pakistan
8 Jan 07
The ever changing world this is ! what a great news this simply astonishing
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
Sad but true.... Thanks for responding.