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Vanishing Species: The Planet in Crisis

Rapid extinction of species is one of the most serious ecological problems faced by humanity today. Species are disappearing at a pace unprecedented in the history of the planetputting the very future of life at risk. The irony is that the rootof the crisis is another species, Homo sapiens rather thansome physical events that is poised to threaten its own survival. This article gives a brief introduction to the crisis, itsconsequences and possible mitigation strategies.

Resonance 15: 321-336