The Present Mass Extinction: How do the Tropics fit?

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Orange-bellied parrot by Paul Ehrlich

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Media Type: Video

Date of Publication: November 23, 2016

Year of Publication: 2016

Publisher: James Cook University | The Division of Tropical Environments & Societies: Centre for Tropical Environmental & Sustainability Science

Author(s): Paul R. Ehrlich

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Presented by Professor Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University, California

Overpopulation and the continual growth of human enterprise are threatening the world’s biodiversity, with some species becoming extinct at as many as thousands of times the background rate, many of which are based in tropical areas. Professor Paul Ehrlich, President of the Center for Conservation Biology and Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University, [discusses] the world’s sixth mass extinction of species – one that humanity is causing.

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