Cathy Haenlein*, M L R Smith

*Corresponding author for this work

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Our planet is experiencing alarming levels of biodiversity loss. At present, experts estimate species loss to occur at around 1,000 times the natural extinction rate – the rate at which extinctions would take place if humans were not around.1 Indeed, this crisis, unlike previous mass-extinction events, appears almost wholly the work of a single species: humankind. As a result of man’s work, the world is witnessing the most intensive spate of species die-offs since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The situation, as it stands, constitutes nothing less than a global environmental catastrophe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationMyths and Realities
EditorsCathy Haenlein, M L R Smith
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781351370813
ISBN (Print)9781138743779
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


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