The world has lost millions of animal species over the last 40 years. Deforestation, overpopulation, climate change, consumer culture, animal exploitation, and other factors inflicted by mankind have led to the disappearance of both plant and animal species.
With over 10,000 animal species being lost annually, the population of wildlife worldwide has almost halved. Although no species lives forever, the rate at which wildlife is being lost is alarming. Experts say that the rate is almost 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than the rate at which natural extinction occurs.