Ten Thousand

For the first time in fifty years, the Sochi National Park witnessed the birth of two Persian leopards. The national park has been working hard to reintroduce the species in the wild – of which only 1290 are believed to exist.

95%. This is the estimated percentage of life that existed on this planet and which is now extinct. Sure, this is in part a natural process: however we humans have greatly help accelerate it. Over the long period of the Earth’s existence, the natural rate of extinction has been pegged at a high of 1000 per year. We’ve helped push it to the current rate of 10000 per year.

Can we be selfish enough to really not care about these figures? Take the initiative and help in whatever way you can – unless we want our children growing in a world where tigers and leopards have the same place in history as dinosaurs.

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