Interesting Fact # 1176 - Extinction

Out of 47,677 species in an international biodiversity study, which red listed threatened species, more than a third are threatened with extinction.

(17,291 species have been deemed to be at serious risk. 21% of mammals, 30% of amphibians, 70% of plants, and 35% of invertebrates. The main threat is habitat loss, so start buying up land and keep it for future generations.)