Enormous Numbers of Animals Disappearing: Photos

Human activity has killed off 680 mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, and fish species since the 1500s. As much as half of the total number of animal individuals that once shared the planet with us are already gone.

That death toll is likely to rise dramatically over the next decades.

A recent report from the United Nations found that between 500,000 and 1 million plant and animals species face imminent extinction.

But one group is expected to suffer most of all: Amphibians. An estimated 40% of amphibian species face extinction, according to the UN report. A study published in the journal Current Biology estimated that at least 2,000 amphibian species are in danger of extinction.

This group includes frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts.

See what one photographer is doing to raise awareness about these endangered creatures and to document their existence while there are still a small number left to photograph.   Go Here.

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