Friday, May 6, 2011

Protect endangered habitats

Osprey Reef, Australia
Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
Approximately 15,589 plant and animal species face extinction. In Europe, 1 in 6 species of mammals is in danger of disappearing, and 1 in 3 species of freshwater fish. As many as 50% of Europe's plant species are also threatened by global warming and the destruction of habitat by intensive agriculture and urbanization.

Threatened and endangered species can be found throughout the United Kingdom and Europe in all kinds of ecosystems. Learn the species that are listed in your area and commit to assisting in the preservation of their habitat.
- from the book '365 Ways to Save the Earth' by Philippe Bourseiller

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