Focusing On The Conservation of Ecosystems, Habitats & Wildlife


While the rate of extinction through natural processed is estimated as less than one species a year for every million species, habitat destruction has led to a current annual extinction rate of between 1,000 and 10,000 per million species.  The disappearance of some species represents lost opportunities for exploiting genetic peculiarities that could have been harnessed for medicine and agriculture.  A few will be “keystone” species, whose destruction will spell doom for entire communities.