Extinction rate is higher, says the German Environment Minister

German Environment Minister, Sigmar Gabriel told a conference in Bonn that extinction rate for plants and animals is hundred to thousand times higher than the natural trend. It’s a U.N. biodiversity conference that plans to work out lines to slow down the extinction by 2010. Target line is too short. But steps to move forward are promising. Reuters news.

As the report says, one species is disappearing in every 20 minutes. The situation is really a worsening one. Destruction of natural habitats of plants and animals will heavily threaten the future food supply in a world which is already burdened with more than 6 billion people.

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