The figures are shocking: a quarter of mammal species and a third of all amphibians face extinction in the next 30 years.
The biggest threat is to species living in the tropics, which is home to the greatest diversity of species and the rapidly diminishing rainforests. But there are signs of hope...
The Tasmanian Devil was considered safe until whole populations started dieing a rather gruesome death from a contagious facial cancer.
Within a decade, 60% of the wild population has died from the disease. This led to the rapid establishment of two quarantined healthy populations in an attempt to prevent the species' extinction. Fingers crossed.
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