Here's How We Can Save 85 Percent of Earth's Species From Extinction
An estimated 86 percent of the world's species may be unknown, and there's a chance they could go extinct before scientists discover them. Species are declining faster than ever, yet 86 percent of them may still be unknown. Studies say the extinction rate is now so high that the Earth is entering its sixth mass extinction.
But one group of scientists has a plan to keep it from getting worse: by preserving half the planet.
That's the amount of protected marine and land habitats these scientists say is needed to save 80 percent of the world's species.
It may seem like a far-fetched environmentalists' dream, but on Monday, a prominent group of scientists unveiled a roadmap to get