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In this interactive, see how soon in your lifetime iconic animals may be gone

Scientists say we’re in the middle of the sixth great extinction, and this one, unlike those that happened millions of years ago, is driven largely by the activities of humans. “So we decided to put together an interactive piece of content where a user can enter their age and find out how soon in their lifetime they might lose some of these most endangered species,” says Laura Brothers of eC02Greetings, a provider of electronic greetings cards.

“By showing the scale of the problem, we are hoping that people will recognise we need to take positive steps forward to save these endangered species,” she said in an email.

You can take a look at it here. The read more about the urgent global action needed to stop extinction of Earth’s last megafauna

Comments

  1. Bob Garcia
    TX
    August 17, 8:13 pm

    It is truly shameful that as advanced and intelligent as we claim to be as a species we still have not learned how to live on this planet without destroying everything we see and touch.