The disappearance of plant and animal species

The main responsible for this serious threat are the use of the land and the direct use of resources. In addition, climate change, pollution and invasive species, whose impact is increasing, are also relevant.

According to a study by the University of Arizona, it is estimated that one in three species of plants and animals may face global extinction by 2070.

They claim that most species will not be able to disperse fast enough to avoid extinction, all based on their past rates of movement.

Species loss will be very similar for plants and animals, but extinctions are projected to be two to four times more common in the tropics than in temperate regions. This fact is a big problem, because most of the plant and animal species are found in the tropics.